Police rescue teenage girl ‘confined’ for 10 years by parents

Nigerian Police on patrol

The police say 15-year old Aisha Jibrin was confined to the home of her parents for 10 years without proper feeding and healthcare

The police in Kano have rescued a 15-year old girl, Aisha Jibrin, from alleged 10-year solitary confinement by her parents in Darerawa Quarters of Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson for the Kano state Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said in a statement released on Tuesday, said Jubrin’s mother, Rabi Muhammad, has been arrested. Her father has however fled, according to the statement.

The statement added that because Jibrin had been starved and was sick, the State Command had taken her to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano city for medical attention.

“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 19/04/2021 at about 1100hrs, information received revealed that one Aisha Jibrin, ‘f’, 15 years old of Darerawa Quarters, Fagge LGA Kano State was solitarily confined for ten (10) years in a room by her biological parents, one Mohd Jibrin, ‘m’, and Rabi Mohd, ‘f’, of the same address inside their house without proper feeding and health care.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a Medical Team and a team of Detectives to proceed to the scene, rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.

“The teams immediately swung in to action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted,” Mr Kiyawa said.

Kiyawa added that the case has been transferred to the Police Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation.

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