By Haruna Bebeji, Dutse
The imperial posturing of the principal of Science Secondary School, Miga in Jigawa State may have caused a student to lose her finger after she had a deep cut on one of her fingers.
Fifteen-year-old Safiya Abbas was in pain after the accident but the school’s matron couldn’t help the situation because of a standing order by the principal that under no circumstance should she be inundated with any problem in the school once she retires to her house.
With this in mind, and fearing that Safiya would lose more blood as a result of the wound, the matron decided to improvise to mitigate the health problem that may arise if the situation is not checked.
Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that the matron quickly ground beans and mixed it up with the faeces of mice and applied the mixture to the wounded finger and stitched it.
“The improvised anodyne didn’t relieve Safiya. Instead her condition got worse,” the teenager’s family member, Malama Saratu, said.
“She was in further pains for two days until the majestic principal stepped out of her home.
“It was then that she was rushed to the hospital in Jahun where the wound was dressed.”
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that inadequate attention compelled her parents to relocate her to the Rasheed Shekoni Specialists Hospital in the state capital, Dutse.
There the doctors’ submission was that the affected finger had to be amputated.
After the amputation, she underwent skin grafting to smoothen the affected part.
“All the while she was going through these ordeals the school didn’t come to her rescue.
“The state ministry of education too left her in the lurch. Her parents where left to bear the burden emotionally and financially,” said Ms Saratu.
Efforts to speak to the Jigawa State ministry of Education were abortive.