Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara State, has vowed that his government “will deal decisively” with anyone caught desecrating the Qur’an in the state.
Yari made the declaration on Monday, August 01, 2016, while addressing newsmen shortly after meeting with the state’s Council of Ulama Consultative Forum in Gusau.
According to Governor Yari, the state House of Assembly would soon review its law number seven so that the culprits would be prosecuted under Shariah law if they were arrested.
He said those who committed the offence did so to perpetrate their evil machinations and called on the public to pray that such evil doers did not succeed in their mission.
The governor said the state had never experienced such situation especially since it launched the application of Shariah legal system in 2000.
He said the state government would investigate the motive behind the act which came to public knowledge during the last Ramadan fast.
He said while the state government would continue to encourage preaching against the act, it would also deploy security personnel to monitor possible places where the acts were carried out.
Mutilated pages of the Qur’an were discovered in sewage in Gusau which attracted public outcry among Muslims in the state.