Nigeria flogging video: Kwara state suspends school head


The head of a Nigerian Quranic school has been suspended after a video was widely shared showing students getting brutally punished. One clip shows four young men severely beating a young woman with stick-like objects as onlookers watch.  The father of the student told BBC Pidgin he approved the whippings. Male and female students had been accused of drinking alcohol, but they deny it, saying they consumed yoghurt at a birthday party. The video has been widely circulated online and sparked public outrage with many Nigerians condemning the beatings. The father of the female pupil said he saw footage of the alleged rule-breaking and vouched for the school in Kwara state, saying eight of his children had already graduated from the educational establishment. He said he was upset when he saw a clip of his daughter allegedly drinking alcohol. “I informed the school about the incident and I personally requested them to give her the appropriate punishment, and I insisted I should be present when they carried it out,” he said.(BBC)…[+]