The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested a 56-year-old man, Dahiru Inusa; for allegedly chaining and dragging his 15- years-old daughter on the street in Lafia, the state capital.
During the parade of the suspect at the headquarters of the NSCDC on Friday, the corps commandant, Mr Muhammad Mahmoud-Fari, said they apprehended the suspect on Wednesday at Bukan-Sidi area of Lafia.
The NSCDC boss explained that the suspect claimed the daughter become unruly and refused to go to school; adding that his action tended towards disciplining her.
He, however, expressed worry over the high rate of child abuse across the 13 local government areas; and 18 local council development areas of the state, calling for concerted effort from all stakeholders to stem the tide.
He said, “This is a case of a father chaining and dragging his biological daughter on the street in the name of instilling discipline in her. We all must join hands to fight this menace in our society.