Photo: Police rescue 15 chained Almajirai from torture centre in Niger


A torture centre where Almajirai are being kept in dehumanising conditions has been discovered in Niger state.

Fifteen Almajirai were rescued from the centre, which is being fronted as a school for the kids.

The centre, which is in Anguwan Gwari Suleja, houses a number of Almajirai from five years with many of them exhibiting signs of having undergone torture from their operator.

There were wounds on their backs while others were rescued with chains on their legs.

Niger torture centre

Different irons used in carrying out various types of torture on the children were discovered by the police, which invaded the centre following complaints by residents.

46-year-old operator of the centre, Umar Ahmed, was arrested during the invasion.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Abiodun Wasiu confirmed police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division Suleja rescued 15 kids from the centre.

He said the victims had been handed over to Niger State Child Right Agency, adding investigation is ongoing on the case.

The suspect, according to him, would soon be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

Niger torture centre