A video is currently making the rounds on social media which shows some madrasa students in Kwara State being brutally flogged as a form of punishment by some senior students of the institution.
It was gathered that the students were severely beaten because they went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Pictures of the birthday celebration were posted online. However, their teacher saw the post and thought they drank alcohol, but they only had yoghurt.
After the beating, the students showed the injuries they sustained from the flogging and this has caused an outrage on various online platforms.
An Instagram user with the handle, @Remiopash, noted that if God punished man the way the students were beaten, no one would be alive.
He commented on the post saying, “If this is how God has been punishing us for every sin we commit, nobody will be left on this earth again.”
Another user of the Instagram platform, @theolakunlesanyaolu, noted that everyone involved in beating the madrasa students should be arrested.
“This is dehumanising and they all should be arrested, including the Alfa that ordered the beating!” the Instagram user said.
“Look at youths exhibiting acts of extremism on their own fellow youth at the behest of a man….. This alone tells the story of brainwashing we see across religious circles…. If they can flog mercilessly on his orders then definitely they can kill on his orders,” an Instagram user, @Iam_king_solomon, simply wrote.
A Twitter user, @Davido66658742, expressed anger, saying, “I don’t know what to say. Happened at an Islamic school in Ilorin. Their only crime – they attended a birthday party.”
Another tweep, @yemajiconcept, said, “Bro, this actually isn’t about the north, it’s about some clerics’ interpretation of some certain parts of the religion. This particular one happened in the southwest. It’s so rampant in Ilorin and probably Osun State; just that this one got to the media.”
Watch the video below: