Mother of four dies after being locked up by husband in a room without food.
Sadiya Salihu, a 33-year-old housewife from Kano State, lost her battle to life at the Aunty Zainab Nursing Home and Maternity in the Sheka neighborhood.
The mother of four was reportedly locked up by her husband identified as Ibrahim Yunusa Bature for several months without food after they wed on April 24, 2010, in the Nguru LGA of Yobe State.
After being moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Sadiya passed away in the wee hours of Saturday.
After making numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact her, the deceased mother finally paid a visit to the family and revealed the state her husband had put her in.
According to Sadiya’s mother, who spoke to reporters, “I had nightmares about Sadiya for a very long time. Every time I phoned her husband, he would hand the phone to the kids, and they would lie when I asked to speak to her, saying that she was sleeping or doing something else.
“I finally made it to Nguru. The kids came over to welcome me. Their mother was not visible to me. I looked inside her room through the glass and saw that she was there, helpless and just lying down.
“As you can see, my daughter is not herself when I dragged her back home. When I asked, I was informed that the wife was only given pap and roasted hasbiya by the husband (wild dove). I had to wean her 11-month-old child because of her situation.”
We are still baffled as to why she must have daily pap, daily hasbiya, and be sprayed with an unpleasant-smelling liquid mixture. Now look at her. Even now, you struggle to understand what she is saying.
However, the state’s police command has confirmed that Ibrahim Yunusa Bature has been taken into custody.