Police in Kano State have rescued a 32-year-old man, Ahmad Aliyu, who was reportedly locked in a cage inside a room by his father and stepmother for over seven years.
Aliyu was rescued on Thursday evening by police and some human rights groups at Farawa Babban Layi in Mariri quarters of Kumbotso Local Government Area in Kano metropolis.
Some residents in the area who alerted the Police and human rights activists about Aliyu’s condition, also stated how Aliyu went days without food and water and had to feed on his faeces and urine to stay alive.
The victim was chained and caged after he was accused of drug abuse by his parents.
Spokesman for the police in Kano, Mr Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident said investigation is ongoing.