327 Almajiri kept in same room evacuated in Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has evacuated 327 Almajiri in the Zaria area of the state.

The state officials stormed Almajiri School in Zaria where over 500 Almajiri are kept in a single room.

The proprietor of the Islamic school, who was accused of giving away female pupils in marriage, was arrested during the operation.

Hajiya Baba, the state Commissioner for Human Development and Social Services, disclosed that 327 out of 500 pupils have been evacuated from the mud house where they were accommodated.

The commissioner added that investigations showed that the proprietor of the school marries off the girls.

She, however, added that out of the 327 children evacuated, 17 were girls aged between eight and 10.

The Commissioner said the school proprietor Mallam Aliyu Maikwari, who hails from Dakingari in Kebbi State, will soon be prosecuted.

“Young girls not more than eight to 10 years old were mixed up with boys. We’ve evacuated 327 out of the 500 children in the house,” she said.

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