A Nigerian man has been rescued from the storage of his mother and father’ home within the northern metropolis of Kano, the place he had been locked up for 3 years, police say.
Ahmed Aminu, 30, was found after a police raid on the household’s residence.
Neighbours had alerted an area NGO about his plight, and the police had been then referred to as.
Mr Aminu’s father and step-mother have been arrested and police say additional investigations are below approach.
In a horrific video shared on social media, an emaciated Mr Aminu, too frail to stroll, was assisted right into a automobile as he was taken to hospital.
He had seen calluses on his knees and his bones had been obvious by way of the little flesh left on him.
“We discovered Aminu in a horrible state of affairs, urinating and excreting in similar spot with out [being] given any meals and searching like he was going to die at any second,” Haruna Ayagi, head of the Human Rights Network NGO, informed the BBC.
Police mentioned the person had been locked up by his mother and father on suspicion of drug abuse and left with out correct meals and well being care.
Some stories mentioned he had been locked up for seven years.
This is the second time this week a sufferer has been rescued from horrific situations of their mother and father’ home in Nigeria.
On Wednesday, police in north-western Kebbi state rescued a 10-year-old boy from an animal pen the place he had been saved for 2 years by his mother and father.
The BBC’s Nduka Orjinmo in Abuja says that northern Nigeria has a drug dependancy downside however with few state-funded services, some mother and father are resorting to self-help for his or her troublesome kids.
Some mother and father have despatched their kids with drug issues to non-public non secular rehabilitation centres, however a few of these have been raided by officers who described them as “torture homes”.
A BBC investigation in 2018 uncovered horrifying situations at a state centre in Kano, the place sufferers with psychological well being points had been chained to the bottom.