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EXPOSED: How Popular Rice Factory Locked And Enslaved Employees For Three Months in Kano

by Amadu Victor
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The police in Kano on Monday took care of business and safeguarded more than 600 workers who had to go through a quarter of a year in a rice production line called ‘mainstream ranch rice’, in Challawa mechanical zone of the State.

The laborers uncovered that they were undermined with their occupations in the event that they decided to go visit their families. Officials of the Kano police order got a Court request to look through the rice manufacturing plant and after the pursuit, continued to capture four chiefs, while the kept specialists were discharged.

The manufacturing plant kept the laborers from having contact with the outside world over feelings of dread that the laborers could contract COVID-19 and carry it into the processing plant.

One of the laborers who was glad to be discharged told reporters that he has been in the rice processing plant since March 23rd and had not set his foot outside the production line.

Another laborer, Haruna Salihu, said he had been in the processing plant since March 28 and was not allowed authorization to visit his family and guardians.

“Our relatives are truly upset, as they don’t have the foggiest idea about the (condition we are in). My better half and my children used to go to the processing plant’s door and I was unable to proceed to meet them.


“We were deceived to remain in the production line for five days, at that point (it was) stretched out to seven days, at that point fourteen days and in this manner reached out to one month. We are presently confined for more than a quarter of a year.

“There are around 600 laborers in the rice production line. We are resting in a poor situation. I am speaking to specialists to permit me to return to my family.”

Another representative said however he was not compelled to remain, he was compromised with a sack on the off chance that he chose to go outside the plant.

A truck driver distinguished as Hashimu Isa, who brought paddy rice from Kebbi State, described how he was kept in the manufacturing plant for three days without going out.

Isa stated: “I brought paddy rice from Yauri, Kebbi State. I was unable to leave the manufacturing plant, since my entrance three days back. Regardless of whether you endeavored to go out, the security won’t permit you. I was unable to go out to give my kid cash to purchase food. Somebody sent me ten thousand Naira, yet I was unable to go to the bank to pull back it. I was holding back to (offload) the rice so I will leave.”

The representative of the Police Command in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said they have captured four administration staff of the production line, and examinations are progressing to check the charges leveled against them.

“We have discovered numerous laborers secured and oppressed in the production line. The official of police, Habu A Sani, has coordinated for an intensive examination. Up until now, we have captured four administration staff and examination has initiated,” Mr Kiyawa said.

The supervisor of the rice factory, who recognized himself as Abdulkareem, lamented the occurrence and said he didn’t know the laborers’ were in an awful condition.

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