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Nigeria Islamic School: More than 60 freed from "inhuman" conditions



The Religious School, which also served as a rehabilitation center, was run the following day by a 78-year-old Muslim cleric in Daura, the birthplace of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

The authorities visited the school on Monday after students protested against their welfare and gave the police an indication of the conditions in the facility, said Isah Gambo, police spokesman in Katsina, told CNN.

The students, aged between 7 and 40 years, said they were denied food for days and chained by the school's teachers, Gambo said.

Others also said that they had been abused and sexually abused during their stay at school.

Some of them said they were beaten almost every morning when they saw their stomach and some parts of their bodies. There were so many foxing spots. They did not get food in time, the shelter was inadequate, and some said they had been sexually abused, "Gambo told police CNN, Gambo said.

Parents in northern Nigeria, where access to formal education due to poverty and social persuasion is still a challenge, often sending their children to Islamic schools called Almajiri, which are accused of abusing and mistreating students. [1
9659008] More than 300 men and boys held under dehumanizing conditions were attacked by an Islamic prisoner In June, Muslim President Buhari said his government plans to ban Almajiri schools, but will only do so when the authorities have met with stakeholders in the education sector have hospital and police exempt They came to find out where their families are.

"Parents bring their unruly children to these schools to rehabilitate themselves and learn the Koran because they have no other option, but that's no excuse for violating their rights," said Gambo.


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