Buhari condemns child abuse, says free education is main solution

Buhari condemns child abuse, says free education is main solution

- President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, September 28, condemned child abuse following the rescue of 400 men and boys in a building in Kaduna state

- The president also praised the police for their laudable effort in discovery the evil hub where the horrible abuse was taking place

- Buhari said that the free education for children is the main solution to warding off evil influences from kids

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, September 28, condemned child abuse following the reported rescue of 400 men and boys in a building in Kaduna where detainees were subjects of grave torture.

The president also commended the police in discovery the place and arresting all suspecting involved in the horrible incident.

In a statement by the aide to the president, Garba Shehu, Buhari also said that it is a good thing that all Muslim authorities also came together to stand against the belief that the place is an Islamic school.

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‘‘In commending the police for their discovery of this horrific hub and arrest of suspected operators of the unedifying, so-called “reform institution,” the administration of President Buhari categorically condemns rights abuses whether of adults or of children.

‘‘We are glad that Muslim authorities have dismissed the notion of the embarrassing and horrifying spectacle as Islamic School. The place has indeed been described as a house of torture and a place of human slavery,” a part of the statement read.

Buhari also said that he is very much of the view that when children are sent to school, they are protected against street roaming and other evil influences.

The statement also noted that the president had earlier warned whole inaugurating the National Economic Council for year 2019/2023 that it is a crime to keep children away from school.

“Section 2 of the Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act provides that every government in Nigeria shall provide free, compulsory and universal basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age.

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“It is indeed a crime, he stressed, for any parent to keep his child out of school for this period,” he said then.

The president added that relevant religious and traditional authorities must work together with government at all levels to expose all forms of child abuse.

‘‘To stop unwanted cultural practices that amount to the abuse of children, our religious and traditional authorities must work with the federal, state and local governments to expose and stop all types of abuse that are widely known but ignored for many years by our communities,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the police in Kaduna state discovered a house containing over 300 people chained in their arms and legs in Rigasa community, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.

The police said some of the people found in the house are from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries, Nigerian Tribune reports. Legit.ng gathers that the unbundling of the house was confirmed by the state commissioner of police, Ali Aji Janga.

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Afterwards, the police, on Saturday, September 28, announced that its men arrested seven suspects connection with the alleged illegal detention of the 300 people.

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