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Haruna Ayagi

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He was found naked from the waist down and unable to walk with out assist

A Nigerian man has been rescued from the storage of his mom and father’ house inside the northern metropolis of Kano, the place he had been locked up for three years, police say.

Ahmed Aminu, 30, was discovered after a police raid on the family’s residence.

Neighbours had alerted an space NGO about his plight, and the police have been then often known as.

Mr Aminu’s father and step-mother have been arrested and police say further investigations are beneath technique.

In a horrific video shared on social media, an emaciated Mr Aminu, too frail to walk, was assisted proper right into a automotive as he was taken to hospital.

He had seen calluses on his knees and his bones have been apparent by way of the little flesh left on him.

“We found Aminu in a horrible state of affairs, urinating and excreting in related spot with out [being] given any meals and searching like he was going to die at any second,” Haruna Ayagi, head of the Human Rights Neighborhood NGO, suggested the BBC.

Police talked about the individual had been locked up by his mom and father on suspicion of drug abuse and left with out right meals and nicely being care.

Some critiques talked about he had been locked up for seven years.

That’s the second time this week a sufferer has been rescued from horrific conditions of their mom and father’ house in Nigeria.

On Wednesday, police in north-western Kebbi state rescued a 10-year-old boy from an animal pen the place he had been saved for two years by his mom and father.

The BBC’s Nduka Orjinmo in Abuja says that northern Nigeria has a drug behavior disadvantage nonetheless with few state-funded facilities, some mom and father are resorting to self-help for his or her troublesome kids.

Some mom and father have despatched their kids with drug points to private religious rehabilitation centres, nonetheless a couple of of those have been raided by officers who described them as “torture properties”.

A BBC investigation in 2018 uncovered horrifying conditions at a state centre in Kano, the place victims with psychological nicely being factors have been chained to the underside.


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