Jos, 15 November, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling on owners of an orphanage in Nigerian to seek treatment for a boy who sustained first degree burns on the face, hands, and legs after the facility caught fire in December last year.
Moses Tarfa was among 27 children seized and placed in the Nasarawa Children’s Home after the privately-owned Du Merci Centre orphanages in Kano and Kaduna States were raided by security officers in December 2019. Du Merci’s co-founder, Prof. Solomon Tarfa, was arrested during the raid.
In a November 9 report, CSW officials claim that children from the Du Merci Centre are being mistreated at the Nasarawa Children’s Home on account of their religious beliefs.
According to CSW, minors at the facility have also not been permitted to leave the premises to attend their schools or church.
“CSW is especially concerned by reports that Moses Tarfa has not received adequate treatment for injuries suffered in a home he never should have been in the first place, and that another of the children may have contracted hepatitis,” says CSW Founder President, Thomas Mervyn.