From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
A middle age man, Alhaji Salisu Umar of Kofar Fada in Daura town in Katsina state has locked his crippled son, Sadiqu Salisu in a cage for two years.
The caged sadisu who is 16years old was saved from his dehumanizing condition through the intervention of Save the Children change agent in the area, Aminu Gambo.
When our correspondent visited the house where the boy was caged, his father said he decided to build a cage for his son due to lack of space in the house.
He however noted that since the intervention of the Save the Children and the police he has now build a befitting room for his caged son.
‘ I wish to sincerely apologise for my conduct. I have now learnt my lesson and I promised it will never happen again” he pleaded.
The father also promised to take his son back to school, adding that henceforth he will provide him with better clothing and food.
In his reaction, the save the children change agent in the area, MALAM Aminu Gambo pledged that their organization will come in toake sure the caged boy return to school.
In a related development the save the children in the Daura area has succeeded in returning some girls in the area back to school.
The change agent in the area, Malam Aminu Gambo said most of the girls returned back to school were those who forcefully married while still.in school.