Mother Burns 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Hand Over N170

A mother, Rukkaya Warda, has been remanded in prison custody for burning the hand of her daughter, Godiya, over missing N170.

Warda was arraigned before a Shuwa magistrate’s court in Madagali, Adamawa State through the intervention of community members.

The neighbours had reported the third degree burns sustained by the five-year-old to the Community Response Network in the area led by the District Head of Duhu, Mohammed Sanusi.

Sanusi said the mother was handed over to officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps after she confessed to setting the daughter’s hand on fire for her missing N170 which was later found with the girl.

The NSCDC handed Warda over to the police who arraigned her before Shuwa magistrate’s court.  The court ordered that the mother be remanded in prison custody.

Godiya has however been taken from the mother and is now in the custody of Adamawa State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

The district head praised the peace building initiative established by the American International non-governmental Organisation working to end violent conflict in the area.

He also told Northern City News that Madagali is now being used as a place for ransom payment by suspected kidnappers and called on security agencies to increase their surveillance in the area.

(The Punch)

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