The rescue operation followed a similar crackdown on an Islamic school on September 26 in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
Rabat – Security services rescued 67 men and boys from an “Islamic school” in Daura, in northern Nigeria.
The police freed the students aged between seven and 40 from the school. The students had been “tortured and abused,” reported the BBC.
The boys and men were chained while undergoing “inhuman and degrading treatment,” the police said.
Police arrested two teachers and the owner of the school.
The school had 300 students on roll. However, the other students had managed to escape before police arrived, according to the BBC report.
The incident is similar to an earlier rescue operation at a so-called “Islamic school” in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. Police freed, on September 26, more than 300 students during the operation.
One of the young men abused at the previously raided “Islamic school” has described the experience he and his companions lived as “hellfire.”
Isa Ibrahim, told the BBC, “If you are praying they will beat you. If you are studying they will beat you.” He said that his family sent him to the place to correct his behavior.
President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier in 2019 that his government planned to ban the schools. He added, however, that the government would not do so immediately.