Again! 147 chained victims rescued in illegal Kaduna rehab centre [Photos]
The police have raided another illegal Islamic rehabilitation centre in the Rigasa area of Kaduna State.
This time, the state governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, was present as security operatives stormed the illegal facility in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
About 147 victims with some of them in chains were rescued from the facility popularly known as Malam Niga’s Rehabilitation Centre.
Among those rescued included 22 females and four foreigners while the owner of the centre was whisked away by security operatives for interrogation.
The rescued victims were later evacuated to the Hajj Camp in Mando area of the state capital for further profiling and medical attention.
According to the government, the victims would be reunited with their families upon the completion of the exercise.
The Police Command Public Relations Officer DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the raid but said the El-Rufai paid an impromptu visit to the centre alongside the police and discovered that the inmates were not kept in good condition.
He said some of the inmates about seven of them also alleged to have been sexually abused by other inmates at the centre, saying they are undergoing examination.
The police spokesman also said that the founder of the Centre is under police custody answering questions even though he claimed to have licence to operates but that investigation is ongoing.