Nigeria: Distorted Narratives About Islamic Schools Deflect Ugly Truth – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] Recent reports about the mistreatment of children in Nigeria included news reports of "torture houses" at Islamic schools in a number of states. The catchy news headlines came close to invoking mass hysteria by linking events at the schools to kidnapping, child begging, Boko Haram and Nigeria's reported 10 million "out of school" children.