More than 300 men and boys have been rescued from a 'house of torture' Islamic boarding school where they were detained and raped by staff for years in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Many were found chained up and the detainees, mostly children, said they had been tortured, sexually abused, starved and prevented from leaving.
One can't make this up:
The owner of the school said all they do is teach people Islam and said the allegations of torture and sexual assault are false, despite acknowledging people were in chains.
He said: 'They don't do anything other than recitation of Qur'an, pray and worship God.
'Those chained are the stubborn ones who attempt running away. Those who don't attempt running away are not chained. Some were chained before and after settling down, they were freed.'