Christians and Muslims clashed today 17 March in Ilorin, Kwara’s capital, following the re-opening of 10 Christian schools by the state government.
The government-funded Christian schools had been regularly suspended due to a disagreement about Muslim students’ use of the Hijab.
However a fight ensued today March 17, after the schools were reopened in line with the state government’s directive.
The fight started 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 throw 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.
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Violence erupted on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital after the state government reopened 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female students. pic.twitter.com/NGZFhVBrav
— Channels Television (@channelstv) March 17, 2021