The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has rescued a 25-year-old woman who had been locked up by her father in a room in Jigawa State for five years.
According to Channels TV, the development was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Dutse Command, Adamu Shehu.
For half a decade, Ummi Garba was caught in a waking nightmare with her father, 67-year-old Malam Garba Musa, allegedly keeping her locked up in a room that simultaneously served as her bedroom, restroom, and dining area.
Safiya Mustapha, a 50-year-old woman living just a few blocks away, raised the alarm, leading to Ummi’s rescue.
Human rights activist Musbahu Basirka was among the first responders to the distress call, it was gathered.
The suspects, Garba Musa, and his wife, who happens to be Ummi’s stepmother, are now in the custody of the NSCDC for further investigation as of Saturday evening.