Seventeen year old Khadija (sur name not identified) an orphan from Rikkos, Jos North Local Government Area, who was allegedly maltreated and malnourished by her Guardian one Zainap (sur name not identified) has been rescued.


Hama Media gathered that, the guardian locked up Khadija in the house then traveled for days, leaving the poor girl to starve for no reason.

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An anonymous neighbour felt pity and alerted office of the National Human Rights Commission in Jos and the Police to rescue the girl, according to a post on Facebook by Tudun Wada Broadcast.

Confirming the situation, the State Coordinator of National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Grace Pam said, “The Commission received from an anonymous complainant that one Khadija, a 17-year-old girl who is an orphan, was locked up in the balcony of a house by her aunt, one Zainab.”

Khadija, after the demise of both parents had started living with her grandmother before she was asked to relocate to her aunt’s house due to her grandmother’s health condition.

Investigation revealed that the victim was truly malnourished and had scars on her hands, neck and other parts of her body, as a result of the beatings she received from her aunt.

Mrs Pam added: “The matter was reported at the Nassarawa Gwong Police station where the aunt’s statement was taken.

“The victim has been provided with shelter for the mean time until she recovers. We found out that the orphan girl is never allowed to go out, she’s locked up in the house and not fed.

“She has been taken to hospital by one of our partners Hajiya Amina to ensure the girl is taken care of while we follow up on the issue.”

We will recall that, an 11-year-old Margaret Joshua in Jos was confirmed dead by health officials after her Guardian one Mrs Nneamaka Nwachukwu had battered her.

The matter was reported to the National Human Right in the state where Mrs Nwachukwu was arrested.

Mrs Nwachukwu claimed that the deceased was “masturbating”, then “punished her”, but Margaret fell into the bowl of hot water.


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