Shocking school abuses in Nigeria
Nigeria launched a crackdown on informal Islamic schools and rehabilitation centers in late September after a more
Nigeria group Muslim Rights Concern estimates about 10 million children attend Islamic institutions in the Wesmore
As shocking as the revelations about these schools were to people in Nigeria and around the world, they have nmore
Many of those interviewed blame the government for failing to provide the formal education and services young more
State institutions cannot meet the educational or social welfare needs of the booming, mostly Muslim populatiomore
Islamic schools, known locally as almajiri schools, help fill the void, enrolling an estimated 10 million studmore
With mental health and substance abuse programs scarce, some mallams in recent decades have offered to treat bmore
Parents pay as little as 500 naira ($1.38) a month for children to study in almajiri schools. But some pay tenmore
Suleiman Surajo, 25, shows scars on his back that he says he received from his time as an inmate at an Islamicmore
Huraira Alasan, 50, a cake seller who lives near the border with Niger, said her family paid 160,000 naira ($5more
Masuda Rafindadi, a former student at an Islamic rehabilitation center who now runs his own school, attended tmore
The following is a timeline of some events since the crackdown started: Sept. 26, 2019 - More than 300 boys amore
Oct. 14, 2019 - Police rescued 67 men and boys aged seven to 40 from an Islamic school in the town of Daura inmore
Oct. 16, 2019 - Police freed about 500 men and boys, many of whom had been chained to walls, molested and beatmore
Oct. 19, 2019 - Police freed nearly 150 students from a reformatory school in Kaduna. At least 22 of the 147 rmore
Nov. 4, 2019 - Nigerian police released 259 people held captive at an Islamic rehabilitation center in the soumore
A view shows the outside wall of Mallam Nigas's Islamic school and rehabilitation centre in Katsina city, Nigemore
People look out from a window before being freed by police from an Islamic rehabilitation centre in Ibadan, Nimore
Shackles and padlocks are seen on the ankles of some of the female captives rescued by police from a reformatimore
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