Kano govt shuts college over sexual child abuse

Kano State Government has ordered immediate closure of boys section of Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo College, Kano, over recent media report of alleged child abuse in the school.

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 thoroughly 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 report.

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