Posted: Sun, February 04, 2018 | By: Nigeria
The Nigeria Humanist Policy Centre (BBI’s Nigeria organization) recently distributed blankets to Almajiri boys in the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria.
The blankets were handed out by Abdulrahman Aliyu, an NHPC staff member.
Abdulrahman Aliyu is an atheist, apostate ex-Muslim, who contacted BBI through Facebook six months ago.
Almajiri are boys given to Islamic centers by impoverished parents. The boys learn only the Koran, and are forced to beg for food in the streets. These disadvantaged boys grow without employable skills and subsequently, are often forced into criminal activity.
One estimate is that 80% of Boko Haram is composed of former Almajiri.
Abdulrahman Aliyu is the tall man in the photos below handing out the blankets.
The Nigeria Humanist Policy Centre has three goals for 2018: 1) to help end the Almajjiri system; 2) to end the persecution of “witch children” in southeast Nigeria; 3) to help the “Chibok” girls abducted by Boko Haram, and other girls orphaned by Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria.