The Kano State Police Command has rescued a 55-year-old man held in captivity for 30 years by his family in Rogo town of the State.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident on Thursday, said information about the development were sketchy and that the command was still waiting for a report from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of the area.
However, multiple sources say the 55-year-old man was locked up by his family for 30 years over alleged mental illness.
A viral photo of the man circulating the social media shows that one of his feet was bound to a heavy log in a room.
The man was said to have been rescued with the help of the Human Rights Network who alerted the security operatives about his plight in the area.
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The development comes three days after the police rescued another 33-year-old man allegedly held captive by his father and stepmother for 15 years in Kano.