Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo Secondary School for Boys in Kano (HIGSSB) has been shut down by the Kano State Government over allegation of homosexual relationships between students of the school.
Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, deputy governor (and acting governor) as Kano disclosed this information while inaugurating a 14-man panel in Kano on Friday, October 30, 2015 to probe the allegations. Prof. Abubakar Mustapha, a former vice chancellor the University of Maiduguri was named chairman of the panel.
Mustapha and the committee have been mandated to conduct a comprehensive investigation on the allegation of homosexual relationships and gay sex among students of HIGSSB, to identify victims of the alleged sex crimes, and determine the extent of abuse among the student population.
The committee is also mandated to identify the “culprits” of the alleged acts of sodomy and determine the extent of their crimes. The state government also directed the committee to investigate the school management on the issue.
This information was contained in a statement signed by Usman Bello, director of Press of the acting governor of Kano, and made available to the press. The panel was also directed to recommend sanctions for those found culpable in this scandal and to submit its report in two weeks.