Few days ago, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara shut down Shattima Model Primary School, Gusau, and sent the staff on an indefinite suspension following the alleged desecration of the Holy Qur’an in the school.
Pages of the Holy Qur’an were discovered around 11 a.m. last Friday in the sewage of the school. Read here
A statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to the governor, said that the school will remain shut pending a full investigation by the state Basic Education Commission.
The governor said the government would fish out the perpetrators. He also directed the deployment of three additional security guards to all public primary schools in the state capital.
“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.