A 10-year-old boy identified as Jibril Aliyu have been rescued by some human rights activists after he was locked up for two years with animals by his two stepmothers in Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area in Kebbi State.
Jibrin Aliyu was said to have lost his biological mother two years ago, therefore fell under the custody of his biological father, Malam Aliyu and his two step mothers.
He was allegedly subjected to inhuman treatment by his step-mother. Due to lack of food, Jibril was forced to feed on the remnant food of the animals he was tied with and even ate his excreta until he was rescued by some human right activists.
When newsmen visited the house of Jibrin on Monday in Badariya, they met him chained at an animal stall looking helpless and lame.
All efforts by Journalists to speak with him proved abortive as he could not speak out due to the inhumane treatment he was subjected to. He entirely lost his sense of reasoning and now behaves like an animal.
It was gathered that there are some villagers who were saying, Jibrin was having a lunatic tight from his childishness up to time he was chained by his step mother.
Already police have arrested the Jibtin’s Father, Malam Aliyu and two of his wives for the cruel and monstrous treatment melted on the boy.Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nafi’u Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest told Journalists that police were investigating the matter while the four culprits are under police custody.