Christians, Muslims clash over hijab controversy as Kwara reopens schools

Muslim and Christian faithful on Wednesday in Ilorin thrown caution to the wind as they attacked themselves with objects over hijab controversy.

The clash was said to have occurred at Baptist School, Surulere after students wearing hijab were prevented from entering the school by some protesting Christians.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to The PUNCH, this led to an altercation between the Muslims and Christians, which eventually led to a clash that saw the Muslims and Christians throwing objects at themselves.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that it took the intervention of security operatives to restore peace and order in the area.

The protesting Christians 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.

There was also a report of a similar protest at C&S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin after the Kwara State Government reopened 10 schools shut over hijab controversy.

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

It was gathered that both Muslim and Christian organisations had mobilised their members to monitor activities at the reopened schools on Wednesday.

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