Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Modern Slavery: Police Rescue 300 Chained Persons In Nigeria

 

Three hundred persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police officers. 

The 300 which included were rescued following a raid at a home allegedly used as an Islamic Centre.

According to the police, the victims are from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries.

Channels Television gathered that adults were subjected to daily recitation of the Holy Quran and prayers, allegedly accompanied with torture.

There are also claims that some of the children had been sexually abused.

With chains on their legs and scars of injuries from suspected torture, the victims reportedly said their rescue, on Thursday, amount to “liberation from slavery.”

One of the victims who identified himself as Bello Hamza, 42, alleged that he was “tricked to the centre” by his family who wanted to take over his share of their common inheritance.

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, confirmed the situation. The commissioner said that some arrests have been made and others involved are on the run but, surely, we will get them arrested in no time.

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