Zamfara gov shuts down school, suspends workers for throwing pages of Qur’an in toilet

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has sent all staff of Shattima Model Primary School, Gusau, on an indefinite suspension following the desecration of the Holy Qur’an in the school.

The school has also been shut pending a full investigation by the state Basic Education Commission, said a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday by Mr Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Press Affairs to the governor.

Pages of Holy Qur’an were discovered around 11 a.m. on Friday in the sewage of the school.

There have been abuses of the Holy Book in the state since late 2017.

The incidences occurred at Danturai Primary school, State Library, Farida General Hospital, and Rabi’a Jumaat Mosque, among others, all within Gusau metropolis.

The governor, who is currently in the United States to woo investors, assured that the government would fish out the perpetrators.

He directed the immediate deployment of three additional security guards to all public primary schools in the state capital to beef up security.

“Government will deal ruthlessly with anyone with a hand in this dastardly act, however highly placed,” he said and urged residents to be more vigilant.

Mr Matawalle said people should report suspicious movements in their areas to security agencies or Shariah commission officials for prompt intervention.

 

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