The innocuous action of a serious-minded, hard-working male youth service corps member deployed as a class room teacher in Lafia,NasarawaState, has literally set the school, Natural Private School and Adult Education Centre, ablaze.
According to sources, the material being read by the inattentive student was a copy of the Holy Koran and when she reported the incident to her parents after school, hell was let loose.
The parents allegedly mobilized Muslim youths in the area and stromed the school in search of the youth corper. But the school authorities were said to be wise as, on getting wind of the impending attack ordered the youth corper, other staff and students to take to their heels for their dear lives.
On arriving at the school the irate Muslim youths were said to have vented their anger on a section of the school destroying it and were about to set the whole place ablaze but for the intervention of the security agencies.
The school was immediately closed down and the State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura reportedly visited the school warning youths in the State not to do anything to upset the peace currently prevailing in the state.