A schoolgirl is mercilessly whipped by a teacher for ‘drinking alcohol,’ while her father, who provided his consent, stands by and watches the savage assault.
THIS is the horrifying moment a schoolgirl was whipped in front of her father by instructors after he REQUESTED the flogging because she had been found drinking alcohol.
The video, which has gone viral online, shows four men surrounding a little girl kneeling on the floor of a Nigerian Islamic school with what appear to be stick-like things.
Meanwhile, onlookers watch as the men viciously lash the student, who lifts her arms in self-defense.
Her hijab appeared to be falling off as a result of the attack.
The student’s father told BBC Pidgen that after seeing a video of his daughter reportedly drinking alcohol, he accepted the whipping.
The girl was allegedly spotted drinking with three other male and female pupils at a birthday celebration, which they have disputed.
A second video of a little boy being assaulted in connection with the same incident was also uploaded online.
The viral films have caused widespread indignation and calls for the institution to be punished.
The local administration has since formed a committee to investigate the incident, and the pupils involved have been brought to the hospital for treatment.
A group “comprising senior Muslim scholars, leaders, and government officials” is said to be overseeing the probe.
“Regardless of the authorities’ explanations for the development, the self-confessed approval of the parents, and the regret of the harmed students, the government significantly frowns at the brutal beating witnessed in the tape,” the local government stated in a statement.
According to local media sources, the school headteacher in Nigeria’s Kwara state has been suspended.
According to the BBC, the school defended the sanctions, claiming that they were given with parental consent and were in accordance with Islamic law.