Update: Police arrest Malam Niga, his 5 staff over ‘torture center’ in Katsina
A Special Team from the Inspector General of Police Abuja, Mohammed Adamu has raided another torture centre at Kofar Marusa area of Katsina, The Nation reported.
The raid is barely a day after a similar exercise where the an Islamic centre operated by 78- year- old Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Umar was sealed up in Daura.
The team arrived the Malam Niga centre at Kofar Marusa with three Hilux Toyota buses and one- ash gulf car to carry out the operation that didn’t last up to an hour.
Two sources at the scene told Reuters that the owner of the Malam Niga school in Katsina metropolis and five of his staff had been arrested, according to ThisDay newspaper.
Police declined to comment on the raid and blocked entrance to the grounds.
Reuters reported that the operation, mounted by Katsina police and federal police from Abuja, freed about 500 students.
One building, which was well-kept, with clean tiles on the exterior and working plumbing, held 300 pupils who were not regularly mistreated.
But about 200 captives at a site next door were regularly abused.
“The second camp is the dangerous place,” a police source said. “The children were molested there.”
The source said the most unruly students and some newcomers were placed in the second building.
Students at the first school were sometimes taken to the second building for abuse.