The teacher who caused the amputation of Zubair Abubakar’s arm in Gombe State has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. This is a report gathered from a tweet of a social media activist Aloui Ibrahim.
The activist also advocated for the swift ending to the prevalence of Almajiris on the street of most Northern States.
Recall that 12- year -old boy named Zubair Abubakar had his hands amputated after the punishment meted on him by his teacher for allegedly stealing a phone led to the cessation of bloodflow to his hands.
12- year -old boy named Zubair Abubakar in Gombe State had his hands amputated after the punishment meted on him by his teacher for allegedly stealing a phone led to the cessation of bloodflow to his hands
Doctors said they had to amputate the boy’s two hands because they had become infected and gangrenous
It was gathered that the boy allegedly stole a cellphone which made the head teacher of his school, one Malam Sirajo Mohammed, to tie his hands as a punishment.
The boy later developed an infection that led to complications, resulting in the amputation of his two hands at the Federal Teaching Hospital , Gombe.
The governor of Gombe State Ibrahim Dankwambo had earlier directed the Commissioner for Justice to ensure that the culprit is arrested and prosecuted.
He then advised the parents of the victim to be patient, and assured them that government would do everything possible to assist the boy.
“Government has taken over the medical bills of the victim . The governor is really concerned and feels that , for no reason, should the boy be allowed to suffer any further. I am calling on you to be patient. Already , it has happened ; the only thing to be done is to see how we will assist him to be in good health,” he said.
“The police are investigating the matter and whoever is found culpable will face the law,” he said.
In another statement, the governor said that he will be responsible for the boy’s education.
“I want to specially thank each and everyone of you who drew my attention to what happened to Young Zubairu.,” he said.
“I read all your reactions and opinions on this platform and I heed to so many of them.
I’m currently out of Gombe but I have instructed the commissioner for Justice and Women Affairs to pay Zubairu a visit at the hospital where he is currently receiving treatement.
I have directed the commissioner for Justice to ensure that the culprit of this dastardly act is arrested and prosecuted.
I have also instructed my team to ensure all his medical bills are well taken care of.
Henceforth, I will be responsible for his education.
No child anywhere in the North or elsewhere in Nigeria should be made to go through this kind of pain on account of primordial beliefs.
For kids like Zuberu to be able to aspire and as well acquire basic education in life, I personally converted my family house in Gombe to a school where the Almajiris will be given Quranic and conventional education simultaneously.
May Allah bring him quick healing. Amen.”