President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the detention and dehumanisation of about 300 boys and men in a building at Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The police had raided the building, rescued about 300 victims and arrested seven teachers of the Islamic centre, including its proprietor, Mallam Ismaila Abubakar, who insisted he did nothing wrong than teach the detainees Islam.
In a statement by the President’ Senior media aide, Garba Shehu, the president condemned all forms of rights abuses whether on adults or children.
President Buhari said all children must be safeguarded and protected from all evil influences in the society.
He added that state and local governments are obliged under the law, to ensure that every child of school age goes to school, throughout the crucial nine years of basic education.
The Police on Thursday uncovered a house in Kaduna, with more than 300 hundred detained people, among them five to ten year-olds.