Police on thursday, bursted an Islamic Centre at Rigasa in Kaduna where more than 300 persons usually children and youths from Nigeria, Burkina Faso,
Senegal, Mali and other countries, were subjected to the acts of homosexuality and torture, in the name of Quranic teachings.
According to reports, Bello Hamza, one of the victims, who had been in chain, said “They claim to be teaching us Quran and Islam, but they do a lot of things here. They subject the younger ones to homosexuality. I got admission to study master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, but here I am, chained.”
When anyone trying to escape is caught, they hang them to the ceiling.
Ali Janga, Kaduna, commissioner of police addressed reporters saying: “We received an information that something is going on in this rehabilitation or Islamic center. So, I sent my DPO here to check what was going on, and we discovered that, this is neither a rehabilitation centre or Islamic school. Small children, some of whom are brought from neighbouring African countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and others and from across Nigeria, are being used, dehumanized. You can see it yourself.
When interrogated, the operator of the centre claimed that the centre is a rehabilitation home patronised by many parents. “But, from the look on things, this is not a rehabilitation centre.” The Police commissioner said, “No reasonable parent will bring his children to this place”, he added.
However, the proprietor of the centre, simply known as “Mallam” insisted that all they do at the centre is to teach people Islam, denying allegations of torture and homosexuality. But he disclosed that the centre teaches “recitation of Qur’an, pray and worship Allah”, he added that those those chained are the stubborn ones who attempted to run away”.
The police are still investigating the incidence.
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