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Police uncover illegal detention facility in Daura, rescue 67 detainees


Police uncover illegal detention facility in Daura, rescue 67 detainees

Katsina State police command had on Saturday, 12th of October uncovered illegal detention in President Buhari’s home town, Daura. The illegal detention facility according to the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba was being operated by one Mallam Bello Abdullahi Umar.

Buba disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Katsina on Monday. According to Buba: ” Gentlemen of the press, it is my pleasure welcome you to Daura in order to take you round and see by yourself the recent discovery made by the Command of an illegal detention facility.

“On 12/10/2019 at about 10:09hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in busting/smashing an illegal detention/remand home being operated by one Mallam Bello Abdullahi Umar, m, aged 78yrs of Sabon Garin Daura, Daura LGA of Katsina state. In the course of investigation, sixty seven persons (67)from the ages of 7 to 40yrs were found shackled with chains. “

Buba added that, victims were also found to have been subjected to various inhuman and degrading treatments.

” The Command has already evacuated the victims to hospital for treatment while efforts are ongoing to reunite them with their respective families.

“The Command enjoins parents to desist from taking their children/wards to illegal, unauthorized or unapproved remand/rehabilitation centers otherwise known as “Makarantar Mallam Mai – Mari”. Parents should take their recalcitrant/delinquent wards to only recognize and approved facilities provided or registered by the government, Buba added.

Recall that, Kaduna State Police Command uncovered a building last month in Rigasa where
at least 300 people many of whom are children are tortured, chained,
sexually assaulted and starved.

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