Anja Ringgren Loven, a Danish Aid Worker who is married to a Nigerian man, named David Umem from Akwa Ibom state has disclosed that she has been receiving threats to her life and family.
Anja is the co-founder of Land of Hope, an organisation which helps children who have been ostracized by their parents. In 2016, Anja saved a little boy named Hope who was labelled a witch and left to die.
This apparently didn’t go down well with some indigenes, the hate for her skyrocketed after she married Umem and gave birth to her son Davido Jr. She took to Facebook on Thursday, December 3 to share screenshots of the threats she has received.
“Discriminations against David Jr. and I:
“For almost 8 years now I have been attacked by people I have never met before in my life. I can easily handle these attacks but when it comes to my son, I have zero tolerance and I will protect him with my life.
“It all started in 2014 only a few hours after I gave birth to David Jr. A person by the name Nkoyo Sunday ( see picture of her chat send to me ) wrote that David Jr. was a bastard and threaten to kill him if I ever brought him to Nigeria. And calling me an old hawk. My age has always been an issue to these women who use to send me these heinous chats.
“This person, Nkoyo Sunday has a sister by the name Eno Ikot. I have never met any of these persons in my life. But both have attacked me through the years. Even a person by the name Margret Sampson Essien also finds a joy in attacking me and again it seems to be my age they love to attack 🤷🏻♀️
“Through the years I have reported many of these chats to the Nigerian police who protects me. I´m not afraid and I should not even bother myself to make an update about these totally irrelevant persons. But when it comes to the safety and integrity of my son, I have reached my limit.
“From now on I will publish everytime someone send me attacks. Maybe that will stop them. Discrimination and hate has no place in my life and it’s my most important job in this world to protect my son against it.”
See screenshots below;