Gentlemen of the Press, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Daura in order to take you round and see by yourself the recent discovery made by the Command of an illegal detention facility. On 12/10/2019 at about 10:09hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in busting/smashing an illegal detention/remand home being operated by one Mallam Bello Abdullahi Umar, m, aged 78yrs of Sabon Garin Daura, Daura LGA of Katsina state. In the course of investigation, sixty seven persons from the ages of 7 to 40yrs were found shackled with chains. Victims were also found to have been subjected to various inhuman and degrading treatments.
- The Command has already evacuated the victims to hospital for treatment while efforts are ongoing to reunite them with their respective families.
2. The Command enjoins parents to desist from taking their children/wards to illegal, unauthorized or unapproved remand/rehabilitation centers otherwise known as “Makarantar Mallam Mai – Mari”. Parents should take their recalcitrant/delinquent wards to only recognize and approved facilities provided or registered by the government.
CP SANUSI BUBA, psc
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND,