June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

NSCDC Rescues Woman Locked For Years In Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has rescued a 25-year-old woman allegedly locked in a room for years by her father in Jigawa State.

Spokesman of the Jigawa State NSCDC Command, CSC Adamu Shehu, confirmed this on Wednesday.

He said this followed a complaint lodged at the NSCDC State Command Headquarters by one human rights activist that a girl of about 25 years named Ummi was locked up in a room within the house for several years without being allowed to come out by her father.

CSC Shehu said the NSCDC operatives rushed to the house and rescued the girl, who was looking emaciated, unkempt, and depressed.

He explained that the room in which she was living served as her toilet, where she urinates, and her food was served on a bare floor.

CSC Adamu said the corps have arrested 67-year-old Garba Musa, her biological father and his 50-year-old wife, Aisha Abubakar, all of Takur Site, Dutse LGA, Jigawa State.

According to the father, his daughter is suffering from a mental illness and was moving around, causing problems in the neighborhood which was the reason she was locked up.

He said the command is investigating the matter.

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