An unidentified woman is said to be on the run, after bathing her niece with hot water, leaving the girl with burns.
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The incident reportedly occurred in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
In photos shared online, the girl is seen almost naked, and her body covered in white substance to ease the pain.
A Twitter user, Jephthah Omo Bunu,who shared the story, said the woman fled when she heard that she would be arrested.
“This girl was poured Hot water by her aunt/guardian this morning in lokoja Kogi state. Very disheartening. Wen she hard the police were coming she ran away,” he wrote.