Kano Police rescues girl locked up for 10 years by Parents


The Police Command in Kano has rescued a 15-year-old girl, Aisha Jibrin from solitary confinement.

Aisha was said to have been confined for ten years by her parents at Darerawa Quarters, Fagge Local Government Area of Kano metropolis.

She was said to have been confined to a room without adequate feeding and proper healthcare.

The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the police have arrested the mother of the victim, Rabi Muhammad, adding that efforts were in progress to arrest her father who is currently at large.

Kiyawa said the victim has been rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment.

“The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 19/04/2021 at about 1100hrs, information received revealed that one Aisha Jibrin, ‘f’, 15 years old of Darerawa Quarters, Fagge LGA Kano State was solitarily confined for ten (10) years in a room by her biological parents, one Mohd Jibrin, ‘m’, and Rabi Mohd, ‘f’, of the same address inside their house without proper feeding and health care.

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“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko fsi, raised and instructed a medical team and a team of detectives to proceed to the scene, rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.

“The teams immediately swung into action. The victim was rescued and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano and admitted,” Kiyawa said.

He said the police commissioner had ordered the transfer of the case to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department for discrete investigation.