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πŸ’” breaking of a Nigerian child sleeping on a pile of dirt along the road

KANO STATE, Nigeria – A photo of an Almajiri boy sleeping on a pile of dirt has left many people totally shocked.

A photo has emerged showing a tired Almajiri boy sleeping on a pile of dirt along the road in Northern Nigeria. Β The sad photo was shared by a Kano based Facebook user. Β 

The photo describes the fate of many Almajiri children who are abandoned by their parents after being sent out to fend for themselves. Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria.

Almajiri derives from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration meaning a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge. But the system has been bastardized over the years.

Sad photo of a Nigerian child sleeping on a pile of dirt along the road in the North

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