147 inmates who were rescued at Rigasa Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, are to undergo medical test before their reintegration back into the Society. The inmates were held in captivity at the Youth Rehabilitation Centre popularly called Malam Niga’s rehabilitation Centre until the turn of event and raid by police operatives
147 inmates who were rescued at Rigasa Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, are to undergo medical test before their reintegration back into the Society.
The inmates were held in captivity at the Youth Rehabilitation Centre popularly called Malam Niga’s rehabilitation Centre until the turn of event and raid by police operatives on Saturday.
The centre is located at Kwanar Gurguwa in the Community in the early hours and took away the majority of the inmates who are drug addicts to Mando Camp in the State.
The State governor, Nasir El-rufai was said to be at the venue during the raid and the founder of the Centre, Lawal Yusuf Muduru was arrested and taken away by the police for questioning.
A visit to the State Pilgrims Hajj Camp at Mando where the inmates are kept under the care of the State ministry for Human Services and Social Development reported that policemen were stationed at the camp as details of the inmates were taken by officials of the ministry.
Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Baba, who was at the camp said that 22 inmates were females while four were foreigners.
She explained, “The number of inmates evacuated from the centre were 147 in total, among them are 22 females while four are foreigners from Niger and Cameroon. We also have underage among the inmates and those who are mentally unstable. We have contacted a psychiatric doctor who will come to examine them”.
She said details of the inmates were taken, stressing that they are waiting for directives from the state government on the next line of
In the mean time, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the Nigeria police for the discovery of what he described as “ child -theft racket in Kano State ” and “ fake correctional centers in Kaduna and Katsina States”.
He stressed that he does not support criminality , abduction, child theft , and torture chambers.
Buhari’s response was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu.
He told the police to sustain the good efforts across the Country, saying they were human rights abuses by individuals and criminal groups.
The statement reads: “Reacting to the incidents and arrests , President Buhari notes that such arrests is in line with his commitment to human rights and dignity of the citizens regardless of their age , religion and ethnicity.
“President Buhari will not support criminality under any guise, including the abduction of children and selling them off illegally. On torture chambers , in this day and age, no responsible democratic government would tolerate the existence of the torture chambers and physical abuses of inmates in the name of rehabilitation of the victims.
“The President, therefore, lauds the efforts of the police in exposing these human rights abuses by individuals and criminal groups and is optimistic that these efforts will be sustained to check illegal activities of this nature.
“The President appeals to members of the general public to remain vigilant and assist security agencies in crime prevention and control by reporting the existence of criminal activities around their Communities .
“The sharing of human intelligence is everybody ’s responsibility in order to make our society safe and this government is ever committed to supporting the police to be more effective in the performance of its duties through proper funding and motivation of its personnel”, the statement said.