Men of the Kano State police command has rescued a 30-year-old man identified as Ahmad Aliyu after he was locked up in a room by his father and stepmother for seven years.
The incident reportedly occurred in Farawa Babban Layi, Mariri Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the State.
The police came to Aliyu’s rescue after a video showing his sad state went viral.
Aliyu looked emaciated and dehydrated in the viral video. He has spent days without food and water and reportedly drank his own urine whenever he was tasty.
A concerned neighbor alerted the police in Farawa and members of a non-governmental organization, Human Rights Network.
This is coming days after a 10-year-old Down syndrome patient was rescued after his father and stepmother chained him in an animal store for over two years in Kebbi