Over 300 people, mostly children have been rescued from a building allegedly housing an Islamic school in Kaduna State.
Confirming the rescue to newsmen, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, said the 300 persons were held in chains.
Many of the children had metal chains around their ankles, police said. The spokesman said the building housed an Islamic school and seven people have been arrested.
According to the report, the people manning the house of horror claim it’s an Islamic rehabilitation centre. The detained children said they were forced to fast, and that they were being sexually abused.
“The state government is currently providing food to the children who are between the ages of five and above,” said Yakubu Sabo, the Kaduna police spokesman.
“We have identified two of the children to have come from Burkina Faso, while most of them were brought by their parents from across mostly northern Nigerian states,” he added.