A Nigerian man has been arrested for allegedly keeping fifteen children tied in chains in Suleja local government area, in Niger State.
The Niger State police spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun said on Monday that
that the children were between two and 10 years of age.
They were kept by the 46-year-old man under the guise of running an Almajiri school.
The police spokesperson said the children were all tied up by the legs with three strong chains and were found in the most dehumanising condition.
The children have been handed over to the Niger State Child Right Agency.
Abiodun said the case was being investigated and said that the suspect will appear in court soon.
In another separate incident in Ogun State, a man was last week was arrested for allegedly burning his 10-year-old son on the buttocks using a heated knife after the boy opened a tin of Milo beverage at Owode, in the Yewa South local government area.
Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the incident happened said the father was arrested after neighbours called police, saying that there was a boy crying loudly in a nearby house.
Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practised in northern Nigeria.