12-year-old boy chained for two years rehabilitated, released to parent in Kebbi

Twelve years old Jubril Aliyu allegedly chained down for two years by his father, Mallam Umar Aliyu, has been fully rehabilitated and releases to his parents by the authorities of the Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Jubril Aliyu ordeal, it would be recalled was reported to an NGO on the 10th of August last year and the matter was promptly taken over by the State government since on the 14 of August same year.

Speaking to newsmen during the official handing over of the boy to his father, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Aminu Haliru Bunza explained that the boy Jubril has been fully rehabilitated and fit to be intergrated into his family.

“Today is a remark day for us, we thank Almighty Allah who has brought us to witness this day. A child known as Jubril is being handed over to his family after staying with us for 15 months.” He said.

Dr. Bunza said further that, “when he was brought in here, the child was in a pathetic situation. We give glory to Allah, we are able to rehabilitate him, took good care of his health, his nutrition, mental status and he was able to undergo a lot of investigation.”

Experts within and outside Nigera on different field from LUTH Lagos, UCH Ibadan, according to him were brought in just to ensure that he is in good health. He is now fully rehabilitated.

“I want to announce to you here that apart from the medical support he will be given, the State government has also insured him under the Kebbi State Health Insurance Scheme (KESEMA), therefore, from today on ward. Whatever he needs till he reaches the age of maturity shall be provided by the State government.” Dr. Bunza affirmed.

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