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Health officials in Kaduna discover man locked up in a house for 20 years

The Police on Wednesday rescued a 67-year-old man locked up in a room for over 20 years in Kaduna.

The man was found naked and locked up in a room at a house located on Bayajidda road in Kaduna.

Residents of the building fled when a police team arrived the house.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna State, DSP Mohammed Jalige told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a thorough investigation would be conducted on the matter.

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Jalige said that the victim, Ibrahim Ado, was first discovered by some environmental health officers under Kaduna North Local Government Areawho were in the house on official duty.

According to an eye witnessed, The environmental officers visited the house today to check some beverages stored in the house but discovered a man locked in a room.

According to the source, they locked him for almost twenty years.

“He did everything in the room”. He said.

“They reported to the Magajin Gari Police Division and the Commissioner of Police directed personnel to evacuate the victim.

“He also directed for full scale investigation of the matter to unravel the circumstances surrounding the issue and why the man was kept in isolation for this long,” he added.

Jalige said that the victim had been taken to hospital for medical evaluation. (NAN)

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