A religious centre with 360 chained and maltreated inmates has been discovered and shut down in Daura, Katsina state by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The police said on Monday, October 14, that the discovery was made at the Sabon Garin area of Daura.
Vanguard reports that the commissioner of police in the state, Sanusi Buba, explained that the centre had been in operation for at least 40 years.
According to him, the lid was blown open when some children escaped from the centre and raised an alarm concerning their experiences.
The commissioner said when policemen stormed the place, they discovered six rooms with over 40 inmates each dehumanised and chained.
The police said some of the inmates were found in chains and handcuffs before they were rescued.
“We would mount surveillance to fish out such culprits subjecting children to servitude,” the commissioner said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the police in Kaduna recently discovered a house containing over 300 people chained in their arms and legs in Rigasa community, Igabi local government area of the state.
The police said some of the people found in the house are from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries.
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