A 12-year-old girl, Joy Emmanuel, has been rescued by Sokoto police after been caged for eight months by her guardians.
According to reports, Joy was locked up and deprived of food by her guardians identified as Bassey and Esther Emmanuel at their home in the Sokoto Cinema area in Sokoto North Local Government Area.
The spokesman of the state police command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said the victim was rescued on Thursday, May 13. The victims guardian have been arrested and detained at the Dadin Kowa police station.
“They kept the girl in a cage at their compound and starved her of food for eight months.
When our men broke the door of the cage, the girl was too frail to walk because she was emaciated. We met her in a very horrible situation, urinating and excreting inside the cage. The girl was taken to the specialist’s hospital for treatment,” he said.