Months ago, a family-of-five believed to be mentally ill, who roamed the streets in Cross River state, were rescued and taken off the streets after a corps member took their photo and made them go viral.
After being taken off the streets, they were rehabilitated and now look healthy.
With the help of well meaning Nigerians and prompt response from the medical team at the Federal Neuro Psychiatric hospital in Calabar, the man named Ben, his wife, and their 3 kids are on their way to full recovery having roamed Bekwarra-Ogoja in Cross River State for 7 years.
According to reports, doctors say it was an uphill task getting them to accept treatments and food. They resisted strongly and wouldn’t even speak to anyone.
Progress Oberiko, who made them go viral by sharing their photo online, has been giving reports on their progress on Facebook.