The Kwara state government has taken action on the flogging of some Muslim students by some of their school heads. The video which is now going viral showed some males and a female students being flogged for attending a birthday party.
This deplorable action meted on the Muslim students received condemnation from the media and finally the Kwara state government.
Photo credit: Facebook.
News source: Punch Newspapers.
Accompanied by the Divisional Police Officer Ganmo SP Oko Nkama, the representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed, the Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Alhaji Danmaigoro, Dr Saudat AbduBaqi of the University of Ilorin; Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe of Kwara State University, and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye visited the Islamic school and vehemently took action on the matter.
The government officials who were present at the scene:
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The team of government officials present at the scene strongly condemned the action meted on the students and promised the parents of the affected students that an investigation concerning the matter will be carried out.
The Kwara government suspended the head of the Islamic school amidst the ongoing investigation. Finally, the Kwara state government revealed that the affected students who they said might be going through physical and psychological traumas have been taken to the hospital and are currently undergoing treatment.
Read what the Kwara state government wrote concerning the issue below.
“Video: Kwara Govt suspends Madrasah’s head, probes development. The affected students get medical treatment".
“A Kwara State Government's delegation has visited the Arabic school whose students were seen in a video footage being punished for alleged conducts conceived to be contrary to the rules of the school”.
“The team comprised the Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Alhaji Danmaigoro; Dr Saudat AbduBaqi of the University of Ilorin; Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe of Kwara State University; and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye”.
“The team was joined by the Divisional Police Officer Ganmo SP Oko Nkama; and a representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed”.
“The government’s team carefully listened to the authorities of the Arabic school, the father of the sole girl in the video, and four other students involved in the unsavoury development”.
“Regardless of the explanations of the authorities on the development, the self-confessed consent of the parents and regret of the affected students, the government seriously frowns at the harsh beating seen in the footage”.
“Consequently, the government has directed the setting up of an investigative committee, comprising Muslim scholars, leaders and government officials, to look into the issue while the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation”.
“The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological damage”.
“The government appeals for calm while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action”.
“The government commends the Ganmo Muslim community for the support given to the team”.
Source: Kwara state government.
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