An emaciated picture of a 32-year-old man, chained by his father in Kano for a period of 15 years has emerged on social media.
The reason behind the action of the father remains unknown at present. According to Sahara Reporters, the victim was rescued by the police after being secluded and locked up in a room by his father in Sheka neighbourhood in Kano State.
Recently, there have been several reports of family members chaining down their children in the northern part of Nigeria. He was said to have lost his physical strength and was visibly lean when he was rescued and was immediately rushed to Nasarawa Hospital in Kano.
This comes three days after one Aliyu, a resident of Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri Quarters of Kumbotso Local Government Area, was rescued by the police after being held in isolation for seven years by his parents.
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