A seven-year-old orphan was last week inflicted burnt injury by her guardian in Panshekara, Kumbotso Local Government of Kano State, Chronicle reports.
The guardian, Hadiza Muhammad, allegedly burnt her niece Aisha Muhammad with a hot iron because she defecated on her pants.
It was gathered that Association for Social Vices Prevention, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), intervened in the case to ensure justice for the innocent girl.
The co-founder of the NGO, Ms Rakiya Ladan, said that she learnt about Aisha’s condition when she visited another victim of torture at the Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital.
“I went to visit Namama at Murtala Mohammed Hospital who was rescued after being chained at home for seven years.
‘A security guard told me that another girl was in the hospital of the same torture as Namama.
“I quickly went to see her and confirmed the horrible condition she was in,” she added.
She said when they traced Aisha’s address they found that the guardian had run away.
Reacting to this, the state Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad Umar, said government would ensure that Aisha’s guardian faces the wrath of the law for her action and would cater for the little girl throughout her life.