By Maryam Ahmadu-Suka, Kaduna
A teenager, Raliya Suleiman has lost sight in her right eye after a teacher hit the eye with his cane.
Raliya, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student of Government Secondary School, Kachai is said to have been allegedly flogged by a teacher in the school, one Moses Aura because she came to school late on 23th February, 2017.
Daily Trust gathered that as a result of the beating she got from the teacher, the cane hit the students right eye and has resulted to permanent damage in the eye.
The Tafidan Kachai and Raliya's uncle, Sani Abubakar who confirmed the incident to our correspondent said, "Raliya was late for school that faithful day, 23rd February, 2017 and the teacher, Moses Aura asked her and many others to kneel down and wait for him.
“When he came back, he started beating her and the cane hit her right eye. She was rushed to the National Eye Center, Kaduna, unfortunately, they said the water in the eye had drained out and there was nothing they could do to salvage the eye,” Abubakar added.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna Area Unit of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) who has taken over Raliya's case in a bid to seek for justice further drew the attention of the relevant authorities to what it described as an act of injustice and inhuman treatment against one of its members named Raliya Sulaiman of Government Secondary School Kachia (Junior) by one Moses Auta, a teacher in the said school.
The President of the association, Sabi'u Shitu added that similar act of injustice was perpetrated again one of its members, Late Rahmatu Abdullahi of Model Primary School, Kachia on 23rd July, 2013, by one Sunday Agite.
He noted that Rahmatu died as a result of the unbearable beaten she was made to bear and decried the inhuman treatment and persecutions of its members by the tyrannical and unscrupulous teachers under the guise of discipline.
He called on the authorities to check the inhuman treatment on Muslims and bring the culprits to book to serve as deterrent to others.
While calling on the state government to provide better and appropriate medical attention for the victim , he urged the MSSN 'A' Zonal Headquarter, Jama'atu Nasril Islam National Headquarters, Supreme Council for Shari 'a in Nigeria, Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, Commissioner of Education, Commissioner of Women Affairs, Commissioner of Police and the Director State Security Service to look into the matter in order to get justice for the student.
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