Workers Locked up In Rice Factory for 3 Months Over Covid-19, Rescued by Nigeria Police

Reports from Kano state says police has rescued over 600 laborers locked up in a rice factory for three months in Challawa industrial area of Kano, the Kano state capital.

According to police command in Kano, they have been in the factory for three months.

According to some of the workers who spoke to our news men, The authorities of the factory threatened with their jobs saying they will lose their job if they opted to go home to see their families due to the fear of bringing COVID-19 into the factory.

Following a tip off, the Kano state police command deployed their men to the factory on Monday and arrested four managers, released the detained workers after obtaining a court injunction.

One of the freed workers told journalists that he has been in the factory since March 23rd without setting his foot outside.

Another worker named Haruna Salihu, said he had been in the factory since March 28 and was denied time to visit his family and parents. “Our family members are seriously disturbed, as they don’t know the (condition we are in). My wife and my kids used to come to the factory’s gate and I couldn’t go and meet them.

“We were tricked to stay in the factory for five days, then (it was) extended to seven days, then two weeks and subsequently extended to one month.  Continue Reading

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