- The Kwara state government has reacted to the viral video concerning Madrasah leader over the brutal flogging of students
- Emerging reports indicate that the state government has taken urgent action and begun a probe on the incident
- The commissioner for education and human capital development in the state, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu made this development public
Ifelodun LGA, Kwara state - The Kwara state government has suspended the leader of an Arabic school in the Ganmo area of the state whose students were seen in a viral video being punished for alleged conduct said to be contrary to the rules of the school.
The Punch reports that the commissioner for education and human capital development in the state, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, made this disclosure in a statement on Sunday, October 10.
In a statement however, the Kwara commissioner said a government delegation visited the Arabic school and took the decision to suspend the headteacher of the Madrasah.
Kawu was joined by the divisional police officer Ganmo, SP Oko Nkama; and a representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed.
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The Arabic school is meant to strictly teach the students who were brought from far and near in a Godly way and shun all forms of worldly affairs, a report by Vanguard also indicates.
The statement was titled, ‘Video: Kwara Govt suspends Madrasah’s head, probes development…affected students get medical treatment.’
It partly read:
“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 appealed to the people of the area to be calm “while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action”.
Court sacks transitional Kwara local government chairmen
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a high court sitting in Kwara state has sacked the transitional implementation committee chairmen across the 16 local government councils of the state.
The TIC chairmen were appointed by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq after he had sacked the elected local government chairmen in the state.
In his judgment, Justice H. A George said the action of Governor AbdulRazaq even as an executive in the state is a complete show of rascality and abuse of power.
Man sets passenger train on fire in Kwara, flees
In another development, a yet-to-be-identified man has set a train used to convey passengers and goods on fire in Offa local government area of Kwara state.
It was reported that two out of 15 coaches of the train were affected in the incident which occurred on Wednesday, October 6.
Legit.ng gathered that witnesses said the man who torched the train fled the scene as the fire raged.