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Mom batters five-year-old son with hammer for being ‘too stubborn’ [Video]



Mom batters five-year-old son with hammer for being ‘too stubborn’ [Video]

A disturbing video of a five-year-old boy identified simply as Ferdinand reportedly beaten with a hammer by his mother has emerged on social media.

The footage was shared by a Twitter user @JennySlimm who said this is not the first time would be brutalising the boy for being ‘too stubborn’.

Ferdinand was seen in the viral video with wounds on his head and face.

@JennySlimm wrote:

This is 5year old Ferdinand who stays with his mother in Kaduna. Reports gathered is that his mom beats him on a regular because he’s too stubborn.”

In the video which has since gone viral on social media, the boy told his teachers he was beaten by his mother with a hammer.

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Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Ministry of Human Services and Social Development has rescued the child from the mother.

The Ministry shared photos of the boy with its officials on its Twitter handle.

The ministry wrote:

The Ministry, reacting to a tweet about a child who has been battered by his mother, has rescued the child. The Ministry’s Social Welfare Office liaised with the NSCDC through its Child Protection & Anti Human Trafficking Desk in this regard. The mother will be investigated.”

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The ministry added that it is collaborating with the Justice Ministry to determine the next step to take on the issue.

We are collaborating with the @MOJKaduna to determine next steps on the matter. Meanwhile, the child will be given medical care and taken into protective custody. The mother will also be taken into custody for commencement of investigations.”


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