Some rehab centres are torture, rape camps, group warns

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), YouthRISE Nigeria, has appealed to the Federal Government, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and other regulatory bodies to monitor rehabilitation centres across the country, warning they are gradually turning into torture and rape camps.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja to mark Human Rights Day celebration, Project Coordinator, YouthRISE,†Adeolu Ogunrombi, said†the call followed research into the experience of young people in centres across the country, some of which are owned by government.

The findings showed that there are many centres with lots of human rights abuses going on.†Some of the experiences include torture, poor quality healthcare and dehumanising conditions, with some people having chains around their legs,”†said Ogunrombi.

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