Police uncover another Islamic Center with chained people in Katsina


Another Islamic home housing some children who were said to have been treated inhumanely in the Sabon Garin Daura area of Katsina has been shutdown by the state Police command.

The place was discovered after some of the boys who had escaped embarked on a protest over allegations of violation of human rights at the centre.

The escapees, numbering over 200, ran into the town, narrating how they were being maltreated, a development that sparked outrage in the community against the owner.

Briefing journalists on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, revealed that preliminary investigation showed that the center has been operating for about 40 years.

He also stated that the place is owned by one of the most famous and respected Islamic scholars in Daura, Bello Mai Almajirai, who later left it in the hands of his son, Umar Bello.

The centre is said to house people perceived to be outlaws from their parents and the society.

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