By Rose Onda
The Police in Kano have rescued a 15-year-old Aisha Jibrin who was locked up in a room by her parents in Darerawa Quarters, Fagge local government area of Kano State.
It was gathered the minor had been living without proper feeding and healthcare for 10 years in the solitary confinement.
She was rescued from the lonely life in a room of her parents’ home.
It was not established why she was locked up.
She looked emancipated, bonny, hungry, weak and had difficulty in standing and walking.
Upon her rescue, the victim was rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano where she was admitted for treatment, police said.
Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna on Tuesday said the victim’s mother, Rabi Mohd, 35, has been arrested.
He added efforts are ongoing to arrest the father, Mohd Jibrin, who is on the run.
“Information received by the police revealed that one Aisha Jibrin had been in solitary confinement for 10 years.
“Kano State Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of medical officers and detectives to proceed to the area.
“The team rescued the victim and arrested one of the culprits who is the victim’s mother,” Haruna, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said.
Haruna disclosed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Kano State police command has launched a discrete investigation into the incident.