Zamfara Governor Offers N2 Millon Reward For Information On How Pages Of...

Zamfara Governor Offers N2 Millon Reward For Information On How Pages Of Qur’an Got In Sewage

By News Agency of Nigeria on September 30, 2019
Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State
Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State

The Zamfara Government has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the situation whereby some pages of the Qur’an were found in the sewage in a primary school on Friday, September 27, 2019.

The discovery at Shettima Primary School, Gusau, led to the immediate closure of the school and the indefinite suspension of the teachers on the orders of the state Governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle.

The governor, currently attending the Africa Investment Summit in the U.S., directed the Universal Basic Education Board to set up a committee to investigate the matter.

In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Maru, in Gusau on Sunday, the government announced a 23-member committee, headed by Prof. Jafaru Makau.

Other members of the committee are senior Islamic scholars, representatives of security agencies, relevant ministries and associations, including Nigeria Union of Journalists.

The government promised to reward anyone with useful information about those involved in the act with two million naira.

It urged members of the public, especially in Gusau, to report any sinister or suspicious movement in their surroundings to the nearest security agency for prompt action.

“The state government will not take it lightly with anyone found to have a hand in this ungodly act however highly placed such a person or persons may be in the society.

“Security agents from various security agencies have been deployed to monitor people’s movements and arrest anyone found attempting to abuse the holy book in any form.

“Similarly, the state government appeals to the citizenry to continue to pray for Allah’s intervention in exposing all those behind these acts of desecrating our Holy Book,” the government said.


  1. nonsense. if the same was done to the Bible, would he take such action? people should learn to stop using state money to sponsor a cult organization. before you know it, innocent people will be accused of burning or tearing the awful book which could lead to another round of violence against innocent souls.

  2. this is the way insensitive govts cause chaos in the land. what’s govts business with tearing of religious books? why should tax payers money be spent for such? if people’s shrines are desecrated in any manner will the government spend time and money to fish out the culprit (s)? this nonsense ought to stop in the twenty-first century pls.

  3. Mr governor, don’t worry Qur’an was long ago been protected by God no man born of a woman can useless the book. watch the end of this evil doer.

  4. Zamfara governor is it how reach you’re? a lots of human life’s has been taken in your state you never offer a daim to leak the information of those killer’s, but for Qur’an you want to show yourself,

  5. How many committees has he set up to investigate into the daily lost of lives? How many committees has he set up to look into the number of poor citizens in the state? Pages of the Qur’an have suddenly gainly more recognizance compared to human lives. This is the highest level of illiteracy and wastage. A governor without vision and policy that would impact positively on humans. I feel so sorry for Zamfara

  6. Nothing wad done to secure the people of zamfara ftom being killed by bandict and bokoaram, you are fighting to know who dispose quran… It is a pity…

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