‘House of torture’ discovered housing hundreds being ‘starved and sexually abused’ in Nigeria

Men and boys as young as five found in shackles at ‘school’, police say

Nigerian police rescue more than 300 men and boys from a building in the northern city of Kaduna 27 September, 2019, where they were allegedly held captive in shackles and abused. ( Television Continental/via REUTERS )

Nigerian police rescue more than 300 men and boys from a building in the northern city of Kaduna 27 September, 2019, where they were allegedly held captive in shackles and abused.

Nigeria ‘torture house’: Hundreds freed after Kaduna police (BBC credit)

Hundreds of men and boys have been rescued from a “house of torture” where they were allegedly starved and sexually abused, police say.

Nigerian Police have freed more than 300 men and boys, including children as young as five, who were being held in chains in a building in the Rigasa area of the northern city of Kaduna.

It is not known how long they have been there, but it is thought some may have been sent in the belief the building was an Islamic school.

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