About 360 chained children have been freed from a 40-year religious centre in Sabon Gari area Daura in Katsina state.

This development was coming when 300 children were also discovered in a religious centre in Kaduna.

To this end, the state police commissioner, Sanusi Buba directed for the immediate closure of the centre on Monday after getting information that the children were allegedly maltreated.

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Speaking with newsmen, the police boss said an investigation revealed that the place had been in existence for at least 40 years.


According to him  ‘some children who fled the centre had raised the alarm that they were maltreated in the centre, leading to police raiding the place.

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This was coming when a total of 360 inmates at the centre reportedly escaped after breaking the burglary proof on Sunday.

Buba said there were six rooms in the facility and each of the rooms accommodated over 40 inmates who were dehumanised.