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Skeletons, rotting bodies, survivors found leg-chained in abandoned house

Published on Mar 23, 2014 11:18 PM
 

LAGOS (AFP) - Nigerian police said on Sunday they have opened a murder probe after the discovery of rotting bodies and skeletons in an abandoned building the media has branded a "House of Horror".

Police also rescued several severely malnourished people founded wandering in the bush near the building in the southwestern city of Ibadan, and more were found shackled in leg-chains inside.

The grisly discovery came after a group of motorcycle taxi riders reported that some of their members had gone missing and were believed to have been kidnapped.

"When we got to the abandoned building in the Soka community of Ibadan yesterday (Saturday), we saw decomposed corpses, skeletons and skulls in the building and surrounding bushes," Oyo state police spokesman Olabisi Ilobanafor said.

 
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