A woman who was locked up by her relatives for 5 months has been rescued.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Gombe State rescued the 35-year-old woman over the weekend.
Saratu Ayuba of Bolari quarters in Gombe metropolis was rescued following a tip-off by neighbours after they learnt of the inhuman condition she was subjected to while locked up at the family house.
Witnesses said Saratu was chained and locked up alongside her two-month-old daughter inside an unhygienic, single room at their family house at Bolari quarters in the metropolis.
However, Saratu’s elder brother, Muhammad Tajudden, told reporters that they locked her in the room after she was diagnosed with a mental illness.