Zamfara: Governor suspends staff, shuts down school for defiling Qur’an


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The Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawelle, has been reported to have shut down Shartima Model Primary School, Gusau, for an alleged desecration of the Holy Qur’an.

Zamfara State which is an Islamic state gives high regard to the Holy Qur’an and punishes whomever is catches decrecrating it.

The state has also recorded several cases of alleged desecration of the Qu’ran in places like Danturai Primary School, the state library, Farida General Hospital, Government Day Secondary School, Sabon Gari, and Rabi’a Jumaat Mosque according to TheCable.

TheCable also reports that the School was shut down and all staff issued indefinite suspension over the alleged crime.

The director-general of press affairs to the governor,  Yusuf Idris, stated that school will be shut down until investigation is carried out by the State Basic Education Commission.

According to NAN reports, pages of the Holy Qur’an were discovered in the school sewage around 11:00am on Friday.

Matawalle, who is currently in the US to woo investors, said the government will fish out “perpetrators of the act”.

“Government will deal ruthlessly with anyone with a hand in this dastardly act, however highly placed,” he was quoted to have said.

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The statement also disclosed that the governor has issued the immediate deployment of three additional security officers to all public primary schools in the State capital according to TheCable.

He also encouraged residents to be villihant and suspicious activities to security agencies or Sharia commission officials for prompt intervention.

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