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Hijab Crisis: Christians, Muslims Clash In Kwara As Govt Reopens Schools

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Ijeoma Okeke

There was pandemonium on Wednesday as Muslim and Christian clashed in Ilorin after the Kwara State Government reopened 10 schools shut over hijab dispute.

It was learnt that the clash started after Christian officials of Baptist School, Surulere disallowed the girls in Hijab from entering the school.

However, this did not go down well, leading to a fight between the Muslims and Christians.

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The situation grew worse as angry Christian and Muslim threw various objects including stones and plastic chairs at themselves.

The security operatives close to the school had to call for reinforcement to calm the situation. The operatives dispersed them with tear gas.

The Christians during the protest displayed placards with various inscriptions such as ‘No Hijab in Baptist Schools and all mission/grant-aided schools’, ‘Otoge, give us back our schools, among others.

Also there was a protest at C&S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin.

The protesters dressed in white garments and caps and prevented Muslim pupils from entering the school with their hijab.

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