Christians And Muslims Clash In Kwara State Over Use Of Hijab In Christian Schools

Christians and Muslims clashed today, March 17 in Ilorin, Kwara State capital after the state government reopened 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female students.

Use of hijab

The government-funded Christian schools had repeatedly been shut down over a dispute in the usage of Hijab by Muslim students.

However, violence erupted after Christian officials of Baptist School, Surulere disallowed the girls in Hijab from gaining access into the school.

This did not go down well with Muslim parents, leading to arguments and eventual clash.

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

To calm the situation, security operatives dispersed the people with tear gas after security close to the school called for reinforcement.

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