It was reported that in Plateau State, A 17-year-old was allegedly kept captive in a goat pen by her aunt for more than a week in Rikkos, Jos North Local Government Area of the state, luckily dghas been rescued by the Plateau State Police Command.
She was saved after a neighbor notified Jos’ National Human Rights Commission, who then called the police. According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the aunt was always abusing and starving the girl, who was an orphan. On Friday, November 18, 2022, Mrs. Grace Pam, the Plateau coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, issued a statement confirming the girl’s rescue.
Pam lamented the recent rise in incidents of child abuse and appealed with citizens to stop abuses, pointing out that “as we speak, there is a case of another victim, a nine-year-old girl, who came to stay with her aunt barely two months ago.
We had to rescue her on Thursday from her aunt; she beat her mercilessly, but thank God, she did not get her blind, but got her injured in the eye. We took her to the hospital on Friday with scars resulting from serious beatings.
When our staff went there, she was locked up in a zinc house where the aunt keeps her goats. The girl is looking forward to going back to her parents” she said.