- A 26-year-old man has recounted his traumatic ordeal at a private Islamic school in Nigeria
- Rabiu Umar Galadima was among over 70 young men and boys who were held in shackles and rescued by police from the private school
- He sat in an interview with the BBC to share his painful experience
A 26-year-old man identified as Rabiu Umar Galadima has given a chilling account after being rescued from an Islamic boarding school in Nigeria where over 70 young men and boys were kept in shackles.
Rabiu Umar Galadima was among over the 70 young men and boys held in shackles in the private school
Police discovered the young men and boys in shackles when they raided the private Islamic school in the town of Daura, northern Nigeria, the birthplace of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the BBC, hundreds have been freed from three similar institutions in recent weeks.
Islamic boarding schools, known as Almajiris, are common across the mostly-Muslim north of Nigeria.
Parents send their children there hoping to correct their poor behaviours as well as acquire Islamic education, those rescued have alleged being tortured and sexually abused.
Rabiu Umar Galadima, told BBC Nigeria correspondent Mayeni Jones his story.
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