The Katsina state Police Commissioner, CP Sanusi Buba has ordered the immediate closure of a local reformatory centre in Daura, Katsina State.
The Commissioner who inspected the centre where over 300 inmates are detained accompanied by journalists and other relevant stakeholders on Monday revealed that the inmates were subjected to deplorable and dehumanizing conditions at the centre.
The commissioner added that the condition of inmates called for urgent and serious concern, noting that the police would search the 34 local government areas in the state to unravel such centres.
He explained that some of the inmates who come from within and outside the country were hand-cuffed and compelled to sleep in unventilated rooms.
He urged parents who took their children to the centre to come forward with valid means of identification to claim them, stressing that “no law in the country permits such inhuman treatment.”
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, called on the police and other relevant security agencies to carry out thorough investigation on the issue.
He urged the police to be fair and just in their investigation so that the culprits would face appropriate sanctions.
The emir who expressed shock at the discovery, said it was a surprise for such a thing to happen in his domain.