Africa this continent where parents chain their children like animals

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The year 2020 has been a year of rescue for these people locked up by their own relatives for years in Nigeria’s inhumane places and conditions.
We will not tell you exactly how many people remain to be saved, but the least we can say is that many of those people need help.
Police and human rights activists have pledged to release individuals locked up by family members in terrible conditions.

Remember, in September 2019, police in Kaduna state discovered an unauthorized “torture house” detention center where people are tied with shackles in the north of the country. According to police sources, nearly 500 men and young boys had been rescued after suffering from sexual abuse and torture.
Since that day, police officers and human rights activists have made the release of those locked up by their loved ones a priority. The search and rescue operation continued in other states, including Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, and Katsina.
In what appears to be a change from previous detentions involving multiple people and multiple centers, one of the latest findings this year is how parents locked their own children without proper care for several years.

Salisu Muhammad, a 45-year-old man, was rescued by Sokoto State Police on Thursday, August 20, after being locked up for 15 years by his uncle. According to his relatives, Muhammad, who has an adult daughter, is mentally ill.
On the same day, police in Kano State in northern Nigeria rescued a 55-year-old man who had been locked up by his family for 30 years because he was apparently mentally ill, according to the activist. Human rights Sani Shuaibu.

On August 12, news of a man and his two wives tied up their 10-year-old son Jubril Aliyu in an animal pen for two years without providing him with the necessary care was broadcast in the town of Kebbi. , in the northwest of the country. The alleged perpetrators are subject to questioning led by the state government.

The following Friday, in Kano’s commercial town in northern Nigeria, police rescued a man, 30-year-old Ahmad Aminu, following a raid on his family’s residence. State police spokesman Haruna Kiyawa said the victim had been locked up for 3 years in his parents’ garage. A video showing how emaciated Aminu was taken to the hospital has been posted on social media in Nigeria. Thanks to the neighbors, who reported the victim’s plight to a local NGO, he was released.

In the same week in Kano, Ibrahim Lawan, a man locked up in inhumane conditions for 15 years by his father, was rescued. This brings the number of rescues for the same week to 3.
The whole country and even you? Dear readers, you wonder what the real factor or motive is for parents to lock up their biological children in inhumane conditions for years.
“BBC” kindly lit the lantern of everyone by interviewing a specialist in the field.

Usman Abdulkadir, professor of sociology at Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto, explains that several trapped victims do not live with their mothers; they are only left in the hands of mothers-in-law because their biological mother divorced or died “.
“In most cases, even if a male parent is at home, the mothers-in-law take care of the house, and the men have difficulty speaking.

Usman Abdulkadir, professor of sociology at Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto, explains that several trapped victims do not live with their mothers; they are only left in the hands of mothers-in-law because their biological mother divorced or died “.
“In most cases, even if a male parent is at home, the mothers-in-law take care of the house, and the men have difficulty speaking.

The sociologist disagrees that the confinements occur to rehabilitate the victims of a possible psychological disorder from which they suffer.
“The places are not hospitals; if people have mental disorders, there are hospitals to treat them. Look at the boy rescued from Kebbi: his behavior is different from that of humans. It is derogatory to humanity “, underlines the specialist.
Many men in Nigeria marry without being able to assume their responsibilities, which prevents them from providing food and housing for their families; this adds to the country’s economic situation, according to Dr. Usman.

The sociology professor thinks that the government is one of the main problems because it controls almost all the resources and gives only a meager share to the grassroots.
Corruption in the economy, health, education, and agriculture on the part of governments has led to the failure to establish functional rehabilitation centers.
“The government should ensure that the authorities responsible for providing rehabilitation centers have done so without fail.”
He adds that people should have a clear plan for how to care for their children before they get married.
He also suggests that residents of areas where people are locked up by their relatives or any unauthorized person report to the relevant authorities for immediate action.

DEAR READERS, HOW TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS PHENOMENON WHICH IS GAINING MORE AND MORE INTENSE IN NIGERIA?

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