At least three people have been injured after a clash this morning when Christians prevented Muslim students wearing Hijab from entering a government funded school in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State. This happened this morning at Baptist Secondary School, Ilorin, where Christians faithful were seen barricading the Schools' entrance to prevent Muslim students who were on Hijab from entering the school premises. See photos below.
According to an eyewitness who was present at the scene, the clash started at about 9:00am, when parents of Muslim students arrived at the scene to inquire the reason why their children were not granted access into the school as directed by the state government yesterday Tuesday, but the overzealous Christians stationed at the gate of the school asked the parents to leave with their children, when one of the parents wanted to forcefully entered through the gate, a Christian pushed him, so he fell to the ground and the beginning of the crisis that has caused injuries to at least 3 people started. See video here. Police immediately mobilized its personnel to the scene of the incident and got it in control.
Recall that Kwara State Government, on Tuesday, had announced the reopening of the 10 schools that were recently shut down over the hijaab question, in a memo signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital. See the memo below.
From the memo, it is clear that the government wants every student in its school to be free from religious entrapment and states that it's policy to allow willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear their hijaab in public schools to sustain peace and communal harmony anchored on mutual respect and understanding.
Nobody should be forced to practice the religion of other people, everybody has the right to practice his or her religion in Nigeria, we should live in harmony with ourselves as brothers and sisters.
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