President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the discovery of another Islamic rehabilitation centre in Kaduna, where 147 victims were rescued by the police on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
The Kaduna state police command had uncovered another illegal Islamic rehabilitation centre in the Rigasa 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.
22 females and four foreigners were among those rescued.
The owner of the centre was immediately arrested and has been taken to the command’s office for questioning.
The rescued victims have been evacuated to the Hajj Camp in Mando area of the state capital for further profiling and medical attention.
After the exercise, the state government promised to reunite the victims with their families.
In reaction, President Buhari commended the police for discovering the centres and exposing their operators.
The statement by his Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu reads:
“Reacting to the incidents and arrests, President Buhari notes that such arrests is in line with his commitment to human rights and dignity of the citizens regardless of their age, religion and ethnicity.
“President Buhari will including the abduction of children and selling them off illegally. On torture chambers, in this day and age, no responsible democratic government would tolerate the existence of the torture chambers and physical abuses of inmates in the name of rehabilitation of the victims.
“The President, therefore, lauds the efforts of the police in exposing these human rights abuses by individuals and criminal groups and is optimistic that these efforts will be sustained to check illegal activities of this nature.
“The President appeals to members of the general public to remain vigilant and assist security agencies in crime prevention and control by reporting the existence of criminal activities around their communities.
“The sharing of human intelligence is everybody’s responsibility in order to make our society safe and this government is ever committed to supporting the police to be more effective in the performance of its duties through proper funding and motivation of its personnel.”
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported few days ago that Police uncovered another house of horror in President Buhari’s home town, Daura, Katsina State.
The Police raided the torture centre following a riot by the inmates over excessive abuses.