Barely 24 hours after 11 inmates were rescued from a religious rehabilitation centre in Zaria, Kaduna state, 15 inmates of another rehabilitation center in Yola, Adamawa State capital have also been rescued after a raid carried out by the police.
Suleiman Nguroje, the Deputy spokesperson of the state police command said the rescued inmates were found in dehumanizing conditions at the illegal rehabilitation center operated by a man and his three sons who have been arrested.
While most of the rescued inmates were adults within the age bracket of 22 and 46 years, two of the rescued inmates are said to be teenagers.
“They were being chained, humiliated, victimised, subjected to unnecessary torture. They were in chains for 24 hours without feeding and medication,” he said.
The police has already launched an investigation into the operation of the illegal rehabilitation center.