Aliyu Umar, the father of a 12-year old boy chained to an animal stall has revealed the reason for his action.

Umar who was arrested by the Kebbi Police Command said he took the decision because his son has down syndrome.

He also revealed that he couldn’t sustain the medication of the child which is why he took the decision.

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This was diclosed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar.

He said, “The father had claimed that he had taken the boy to native doctors for medication up to the extent of selling some of his properties, but all in vain.

“Instead, he decided to prevent him from roaming about in the town, stoning people’s’ vehicles as well as injuring himself which could lead to his death.”

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The boy, Jibrin Aliyu, was found tied to an animal stall for two years following the demise of his mother.

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