Kano - A two-year-old boy, Musa Murtala, is currently battling to live at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano, Punch reported.
The victim, who had been admitted since Friday, was allegedly tortured by his grandmother and stepmother at their home in Gulu town, LGA, of Rimin Gado.
According to a correspondent from Punch, the two suspects allegedly broke the legs and arms of Musa, cut his tongue, removed his eye and private parts.
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The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Nura Idris, said on Tuesday that it would take some weeks for the victim to recover, adding that he had deep cuts in different parts of his body.
- News24 Nigeria