Nigeria: Buhari orders raid on religious ‘torture schools’

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday ordered massive clampdown on illegal religious schools across Nigeria. These Islamic schools called rehabilitation centres are reportedly subjecting children in their care to torture and other inhumane activities. On Saturday authorities freed nearly 150 students from one of such centres in northern Nigeria which claimed it was teaching the children about Koran. That was the fourth such operation in a month, bringing the total number of children freed from religious schools in northern Nigeria to more than 1,000. Kaduna state governor Nasir El Rufai…

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