A 10-year old boy identified as Jibril Aliyu, said to have been abused by his parents who allegedly put him in the most inhumane conditions for two years has been rescued by high spirited Nigerians.
Jibril said to have lost his mother two years ago, was rescued by some human right activists in the Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
After his mother’s death, Jibril was said to have been chained with animals, the mark said to be visible on his ankle when rescued, and for all the period in chains, he was said to have been denied the basic living amenities such as food, clothing and shelter by his three stepmothers.
This boy with frail body is called Jubril, said to have lost his mum, also said to have been maltreated by his dad and stepmother, said to have chained him with animals for two years. This has to be investigated and justice done on his case. Let there be #JusticeForJibril 💔 pic.twitter.com/OytNAuTJr2
— The Daily Leaks (@TheDailyLeaks) August 11, 2020
As gathered, Jubril was treated cruelly and had to eat animal feeds and his faeces for survival.
This heartbreaking situation, it was said had “affected his mental capability and makes him behave like an animal.”
A Twitter user Manir Jega, who made his case popular, confirmed that the evil perpetrators, that is, Jibril’s two stepmothers and father are currently in police custody, while, he, Jubril, is undergoing treatment and rehabilitation in the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi.
It was said the boy is now responding to treatment at the hospital.
Also, Kebbi State Police Command has has confirmed the arrest ofJubril’s father and his three wives for allegedly chaining the man’s 11-year-old son in an animal stall for two years.
The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, confirming the arrest of the boy’s father and stepmothers to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, said, “Yes our men have arrested a father to an 11-year-old, Jibrin Aliyu, and three wives for allegedly chaining the boy for over two years.
“Our men arrested the suspects on Sunday in Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi Local Government, and the boy is at Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital as the investigation is still ongoing to unravel the circumstances behind chaining the boy in animal stall for that period.”
As corroborated by the police, Jubril, from Badariya Area of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, lost his mother two years ago, and his stepmothers allegedly began maltreating him and denied him proper care.
Jubril said to be epileptic was reportedly chained with animals and had to survive by eating remnants of the animals’ food, and also sometimes ate his own faeces, Manir Jega, who shared his videos after he was rescued, said.
“As a result of monstrous and nefarious treatment he was subjected to, he entirely lost his senses and behaves exactly like an animal,” Jega said.
Meanwhile, while speaking with newsmen, an elder brother to the victim, Bilal Aliyu, denied that Jubril was maltreated by family members.
Rather, he said his brother was temporarily chained for fear of being missing from the house because he is epileptic from the birth.
“My brother whom we happen to be same father with was epileptic right from when he was born, but periodically recovers from his ailment upon which was the reason why he was sent to school and until his situation got worsen was in primary school two.
“After my father got separated with his mother (the boy), his mother had taken him to her patents village with a view to stay with her, and it was when his ailment bounced back and became worth that our father took him back as his mother eventually died.
“I can tell you, our father went to a great length to ensure that my brother got the best treatment he deserved as it took him to the extent of selling out his house and car in the course of the treatment, and unfortunately to no avail,” he said.
Aliyu said that the boy was only chained in the day time and taken to his room in the evening, adding that this hasn’t gone on for more than one year.
Below are comments from Nigerians:
Meet heartless, wicked, and cruel Jibril's Father and his two step mother that tight him for good two years kebbi State of North Western Nigeria.
— AbdulNaseer Yusuf (@Shady4culNass) August 11, 2020
The worst child abuse of our time..
This is a story of a boy called Jibril Aliyu, who hails from Badariya Area of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. He was chained alongside animals by his 2 stepmother for 2 years. pic.twitter.com/v0SHqn0dHF
— Manir Jega (@manirjegah) August 10, 2020
For how could one watched and explain this, no matter the level of illiteracy, heartlessness, marcilessness and pitilessness?
What boy do to deserve this cruel punishment?
How could one stand watching his own forsaken by him, with his own hands?#JusticeForJibril
— Abdurrahman Abubakar (@abdoulabubakar6) August 12, 2020
— Maryamaaaa (@_maryammaaa) August 11, 2020
— fran (@francescafeoli) August 12, 2020
I can not believe the evil that exists in this world! How can you mistreat someone like this. Seeing the video has broken my heart 💔 #JusticeForJibril
— ALLERGIC TO KWASIASEM (@_Natalie_on) August 11, 2020
No child should go through what Jibril went through…That's why we have to do everything we can to end child abuse #JusticeForJibril
— RGCWEI (@RGCWEInitiative) August 12, 2020
How could he sleeps knowing he has done this?
For how could he be of use and value to any other?
For how could other be of value to him?
And I ask
How this people lives be of any use and helpful to them selves?
This act demands not only justice to the boy, but a vital action
— Abdurrahman Abubakar (@abdoulabubakar6) August 12, 2020
Lord! What kind of wickednessis this!😭😭. And they have their own children too😡#JusticeForJibril
— Olúwakémi Òyéfèsò (@i_am_agbeke) August 11, 2020
This boy may never recover fully 😭😭😭
His only sin is that his mother died
It's really heart wrenching #justiceforjibril
— Etim Godwin (@Etim_cool) August 11, 2020
The most annoying thing is some useless lawyers will stand for this culprits in court.
Forget section 36(6) or principle of natural justice and fair hearing. This people deserve to convicted, even if they plead not guilty, the Judge should record it as guilty. #JusticeForJibril pic.twitter.com/nuCKNHlCID
— Tonybrainy (@Tonybrainy) August 11, 2020
The heart of man is indeed wicked, what could that small boy have done for the step mother give him such a terrible treatment? This is the highest level of maltreating someone have ever seen in my life.😔
The woman must be punished and stand as #JusticeForJibril
— Tandy Of Lagos💫 (@iam_tandyboy) August 11, 2020
This boy will need serious mental care .. not only is he too young for that kinda torture but no human being deserves that kind of treatment.. but for fuvks sake what in Gods name is wrong with humans😭😭 why would you make a child go through that. #JusticeForJibril
— Mayowa Akande (@MAYORFWESH) August 11, 2020
Please don't let me marry a man that will end up a polygamist
Most importantly, grant me long life and health to raise my kids myself 😢😢😢💔💔💔#JusticeForJibril
— Ōyíndàmólà 🌼 (@Theiakin07) August 11, 2020
— Sani Lecturer (@Sirkneelecturer) August 11, 2020