126 Kano workers held ‘hostage’ in expatriate factory regains freedom

The Kano State Police Command has announce the rescue 126 workers allegedly held hostage for three months at the Popular Farms and Mills Limited located in Challawa Industrial Estate, Kano.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Stallion Group, is owned by Indian expatriates.

Spokesman for the command, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed this in a statement in Kano.

Mr Haruna, a deputy superintendent of police, revealed that on June 21, at about 6:00 p.m., a complaint was received from Global Community for Human Right Network, Kano, that some labourers were wrongly confined inside the said Popular Farms and Mills.

He gave the address of the firm as No. 54 Challawa Industrial Estate, Kano.

“On receiving the information a team of policemen were deployed and when search was conducted, 126 labourers trapped inside the factory for three months were rescued,” he said.

According to him, four officials of the factory have been arrested.

Mr Haruna said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Ahmad, has ordered an investigation to unravel facts of the matter.

NAN

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