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A 16yr old boy locked up in a cage since he was 14yrs old in Kastina state (Nigeria)


A 16yr old boy who is identified as Saiku Umar was locked up in a cage for 2years by his father (Salisu Umar).

The police in Daura, Kastina state rescued the boy in kastina.

According to the Neighbours, They stated that Salisu Umar was locked up since he was 14 years and also he was fed like a dog.

The 16yr old boy was rescued by the non-governmental organization, Save the Children International (SCI), were notified about this incident and contacted the police.


According to the SCI agent in Daura, Aminu Gambo he stated that;
“the man told the police that he decided to put the boy in a cage because there was no longer space for him in the two-room apartment housing the entire family of 15 including his 12 other children.
He was detained at the police station in Daura for a day and then moved to the police headquarters in Katsina and later released on the condition that he would no longer subject the boy to such inhuman treatment.''

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