The police in Kano State, Nigeria on Monday night, rescued a 32 years old man Ahmad Aliyu, confined to solitary confinement for 7 years by his father and stepmother in his father’s home at Farawa Baban Layi Mariri quarters, Kumbotso local government area, outskirt of Kano metropolis.
A viral video on the internet showed the highly malnourished man being brought out from a dungeon to an unknown health facility in Kano by men of the Nigeria police force.
In the heart touching video, the man was a complete story of a walking corpse.
A voice of a woman, who was perhaps the whistle blower in an engaging conversation with Ahmed said; “I’ve fulfilled my promise of rescuing you, and I hope you are grateful”. Ahmed in response expressed gratitude to all those who assisted him in time of need.
In a reaction, DSP, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, confirmed the police were involved in a rescue operation yesterday.
He however, said ”the details of the rescue operation are sketchy, but I intend visiting Farawa Division to have a one-on-one with the victim to enable me to issue a statement on the saga.