Friday, October 30, 2015 5:56 pm
A secondary school in the northern Nigerian state of Kano has been shut over reports of sodomy.
Young male students were reported to be targets of sexual abuses by some other students in Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo College.
An embarrassed state government has now ordered the immediate closure of the boys section of the school and an investigation
Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, announced the closure of the college while inaugurating a 14-man committee to investigate the matter on Friday.
Abubakar, who expressed government’s concern over the ‘’unfortunate’’ report, said that the committee was headed by former Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Prof. Abubakar Mustapha.
He mandated the committee to carry out a thorough investigation of the alleged sodomy in the school, especially the perpetrators of the act.
He directed the committee to identify all victims of the alleged abuses as well as establish the extent of abuse and levels of culpability.
‘’It is also expected to investigate knowledge of the school management on the cases and establish its culpability or otherwise’’, he added.
The deputy governor charged the committee to recommend appropriate measures to be taken by the government to guard against future occurrence.
The committee, whose members included legal practitioners, civil society organisations, police, Hisba, has two weeks to submit its repor