Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have
busted two illegal rehabilitation centres in Kaduna State.
The sting operation was carried out by operatives of the NSCDC on Tuesday morning in the ancient city of Zaria.
The facilities discovered are Limanchi Iya and Marmara Rehabilitation Centres.
During the operation, the security operatives rescued 11 people who were in chains, including an 11-year-old boy.
NSCDC Deputy Commandant in Kaduna, Aloysius Nnegha, informed reporters
that three people died in one of the centres while in custody.
added that many of the victims suffer from acute malnutrition as a
result of the dehumanised condition they were subjected to.
to Nnegha, the two illegal rehabilitation centres were raided following
credible intelligence information received on the operations of such
illegal rehabilitation centres in Zaria.
He also revealed that five operators of the centre were arrested during the operation.
the operation, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Mrs Hadiza
Balarabe, visited the NSCDC office in the state where the victims and
the suspects were taken into custody.
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