Many copies of the Holy Qur’an were discovered in a sewage at a hospital in Gusau, Nasarawa State.
The incident, which happened on Tuesday, has raised serious concerns among Muslims in the state.
Many Muslims in the state are currently upset over the Fdesecration of the Qur’an.
It was learnt that some copies of the Qur’an were new.
The culprits are yet to be found, but the Council of Ulama, Zamfara Chapter, has condemned the act and tasked the State Government to conduct thorough investigation on the matter.
The Council made the call at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.
The state governor, Alhaji Abdula’ziz Yari, had in Aug. 2016 vowed to apply Islamic Legal System to anyone found guilty of desecrating the Qur’an in the state.
The Chairman of the Council in the state, Sheikh Ahmad Kanoma described the action as very unfortunate and worrisome.
“This is a very serious attack on the Holy Book of Allah.
“On behalf of the entire Muslim community in Zamfara State, we condemn this criminal act.
“This is very regrettable, especially in a state that is foremost in propagating Islam and leading others in the implementation of Sharia Legal System.
“But today, some bad elements are carrying out this unthinkable act in this state.
“We are expressing our anger, anxiety and worries over this action,” Kanoma said.
Sheik Aminu Aliyu, the Chief Imam of Old Kara Jumu’at Mosque, Gusau while reading the position of the Council on the issue, said the council is not satisfied with the reaction of the State Government on the matter.
“When this thing happened, we expected the State Government to come out strongly and speak against it.
“We have not heard any comments from the State Government, at least, not until Friday’s rally of All Progressives Congress in Talata-Mafara town, were the governor condemned the action.
“We are appealing to the State Government to ensure a thorough investigation over the matter, while ensuring prosecution of anybody found guilty over the action”, Aliyu said.
The council also urged Muslims in the state to repent and always ensure they do good deeds.
“We should be vigilant and alert authorities of any suspicious person or movement in this regard,” he added.