- Zamfara state government has resolved to enact death penalty for those desecrating the Holy Qur'an in the state
- Governor Bello Matawalle of the Zamfara says a capital punishment law will soon be enacted against such crime
- According to the governor, Shariah court judges will also be under watch on how they handle such cases
The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has said his government will soon enact a capital punishment law against the desecration of the Holy Qur'an in the state.
The disclosure was made when the governor received a report from the committee for the review of activities of the state ministry of religious affairs, religious commissions and committees, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor also said Shariah court judges would also be under watch on how they handle such cases.
Matawalle said the government would apply serious punitive measures on any erring judge for the purpose of discipline.
The governor called on Islamic scholars in the state to sensitise people on the importance of peace, unity and love for one another for the purpose of having a purified society that is free of crimes.
Recall that Governor Matawalle sent all staff of Shattima Model Primary School, Gusau on an indefinite suspension following the desecration of the Holy Qur’an in the school.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously a three-day fasting and prayer was 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 governor made the call through his director general of press affairs, Malam Yusuf Idris, on Friday, October 4.
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."
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