- The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has organised a three-day fasting and prayer in the state
- The fasting and prayer is to seek Allah's punishment on those behind the desecration of the Holy Qur'an in the state
- The governor says the decision was taken following advice by the State Council of Ulama over the recurring incident
A three-day fasting and prayer has been called by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state to seek Allah's punishment on those behind the desecration of the Holy Qur'an in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor made the call through his director general of press affairs, Malam Yusuf Idris, on Friday, October 4.
Legit.ng gathers that since 2016, there has been several cases of the desecration of the Muslim Holy Book, especially in Gusau, the state capital.
According to the governor, the decision was taken following advice by the State Council of Ulama over the recurring incident.
He said: “I am appealing to people of Zamfara state to conduct a three-day fasting and pray to Almighty Allah to expose Qur'anic desecrators in the state."
Matawalle said the state government had organised special prayer session at Gusau Eid Praying Ground on Friday, October 4.
The governor also called on Imams of Jumu’at Mosques across the state to conduct special prayers during their Jummu’at prayers’ sermons to seek Allah’s intervention over the issue.
Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara 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 full investigation by the state Basic Education Commission.
The disclosure was made in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday by Yusuf Idris, the director general of press affairs to the governor.
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