Teacher allegedly chains down Islamic student
A Facebook user Aishat Alubankudi shared photos of a young boy who was reportedly chained in an Islamic school by one Mallam Sufi his teacher in Kaduna state.
She used the medium to call on the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to intervene in saving the boy.
According to her:
“Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, please investigate. The following unconfirmed report received! This boy was sent to Islamic school in Zaria from Ɓoko village in Zamfara state.”
“His teacher put chains on him and sent him to beg for food to eat. The name of the Mallam is Sufi, at Rimin Tsiwa quarters in Zariya City Kaduna State. The Islamic School is adjacent to Alhaji Sani Rimin Tsiwa house.”
“It’s part of the menace of Almajiri system. Maybe the boy finds it difficult to adapt to the system and wanted to run away so he was chained when they caught him.” Writer Hussain Obaro once spoke out negatively about the Almajiri system saying that it has deviated from its original purpose. He said:
“It has created a cover for criminally minded individuals to abuse the Nigerian child, trafficking in innocent minors and exposing them to anti-social behaviors, and to be used as s*x slaves.”