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Nigeria: Victims of Islamic ‘torture house’ share horrific stories

Hundreds of children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually assaulted at an Islamic school in Nigerian state of Kaduna have been sharing their horrific stories. Police last week freed over 500 children, some as young as five before taking them into protective custody. On Sunday police confirmed that the children have now been handed over to the Kaduna State Government for a reunion with their families. According to officials the building where the kids were kept was raided after a tip-off about suspicious activity. Police described the facility as a “house…

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Kenya: 7 children killed in school collapse, 57 others injured

A collapsed classroom at a school in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi has killed seven children and injured a further 57. The disaster occurred early on Monday morning at a school called Precious Talent school, according to government officials. Kenya’s government spokesman, Cyrus Oguna said “There have been 57 students that have been taken to hospital for treatment, and we can also confirm that there have been seven fatalities.” Most of the victims were aged between eight and 15 years and were undertaking morning preps. According to local media reporting, the two-storey…

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