Boy rescued after he was chained by his stepmother

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A 9-year-old boy, Gift, in Abia state has been rescued after his stepmother and father left him in chains for weeks.

Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu who shared a video of the boy in chains, says the victim lost his mother at birth and has been living with his father and stepmother who subjects him to inhumane treatment.

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According to reports, the father and the stepmother chained the little boy on Sunday July 4th and went out for a function. It was the neighbors that raised alarm, called a welder and rescued the boy.

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Harrison says the boy has been handed over to the state Ministry of Women Affairs.

This case comes few days after the video of a woman flogging a young boy and throwing him into a dog cage surfaced online.

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