Some Nigerians blame government, not religious leaders, for shocking school abuses

The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths…

The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding and in chains. His father had sent him to the school, famous across northern Nigeria for correcting bad behaviour, because he had been getting into fights and stealing, he said.

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