The Kaduna Police Command has rescued 147 inmates from another illegal Islamic rehabilitation centre in the Rigasa community of Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Concise News reports that the police stormed the centre located at Kwanar Gurguwa in the community in the early hours and took away the inmates to Mando camp.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai was present as security operatives stormed the illegal facility known as Malam Niga’s Rehabilitation.
Among those rescued included 22 females and four foreigners while the owner of the centre, Lawal Yusuf Muduru was whisked away by security operatives for interrogation.
The rescued victims were later evacuated to the Hajj Camp in Mando area of the state capital for further profiling and medical attention.
According to the government, the victims would be reunited with their families upon the completion of the exercise.
It said the inmates are kept under the care of the state ministry for Human Services and Social Development.
Also, policemen were stationed at the camp as details of the inmates were taken by officials of the ministry.
Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Baba, who was at the camp said that 22 inmates were females while four were foreigners.
Baba said: “The number of inmates evacuated from the centre were 147 in total, among them are 22 females while four are foreigners from Niger and Cameroon. We also have underage among the inmates and those who are mentally unstable. We have contacted a psychiatric doctor who will come to examine them.”
She added that details of the inmates were taken, stressing that they are waiting for directives from the state government on the next line of action.
This new medium gathered that majority of the inmates are drug addicts who were taken to the centre for rehabilitation and also to learn skill acquisition such as carpentry, welding, computer training, among others.