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Jigawa govt seeks justice for 8-year-old almajiri tortured by Quranic teacher in Kano

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The Jigawa State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Musa Aliyu has called on Kano State Government to investigate the incident that led to the torture of one Hassan Saidu, an eight-year-old Almajiri pupil in Gomo Village of Sumaila local government area of the state.

The commissioner made the call through a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Zainab Santali and sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday.

The statement recalled how last year, one Sa’idu Zarena of Zarena Village in Birnin Kudu Local Government are of Jigawa State took two of his sons, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, an 11-year-old, and Hassan Sa’idu, an 8-year-old, to one Malam Nafi’u of Tsangayar Gomo in Gomo Village of Sumaila LG, Kano State for Koranic education.

About seven months ago, according to the statement, the young Sa’idu started nurturing an idea to run away from the school due to alleged hunger and unmet N40 daily levy imposed on all the students by the Malam.

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“Unfortunately, Hassan was not able to make for some days. This angered the teacher which made him to, instead of reporting the boy to his father, tie the hands of the boy on the wrists with a rubber band and lock him in a room for two days.

“The pressure of the knot and the effect of the rubber made the skin around the hands to become septic, as a result of which the boy has at present lost the complete use of his hands,” the statement disclosed.

The attorney-general, therefore, called on Kano govt to investigate the matter and bring whoever is involved to justice and put a stop to the embarrassment the incident would have caused.

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