Few weeks after similar discovery was made in Kaduna State, the Police in Katsina State on Monday uncovered another Islamic home, quartering some children who alleged to have been treated inhumanely in the Sabon Garin Daura area of Katsina North.
Police said the building was discovered after some of the boys who had escaped embarked on a protest over allegations of violation of their human rights at the centre.
The centre is allegedly owned by one of the most famous and respected Islamic scholars in Daura, Bello Mai Almajirai, and is said to house people perceived to be outlaws from their parents and the society.
The escapees, numbering over 200, ran into the town, narrating how they were being maltreated, a development that sparked outrage in the community against the owner.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, told journalists that the preliminary investigation revealed that Malam Bello had been running the centre for about 40 years and later left it in the hands of his son, Umar Bello.
Buba who lamented about the deteriorating situation at the center, said each of the six rooms accommodates over 40 inmates who were subjected to all forms of dehumanising conditions including being chained.