Nigerian police release 259 people held captive in Ibadan

Nigerian police announced on Tuesday yet another raid on an Islamic rehabilitation centre in southwestern city of Ibadan, saying they had released 259 people held captive.

Oyo state police spokesman Fadeyi Olugbenga said the facility was raided on Monday.

“Yesterday, 259 persons were released,” he said, adding that they were locked in a building and some were chained. More than 1,000 people have been released from such centres in the last few weeks.

He said nine people including the owner h…

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