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‘Many injured’ as protest breaks out over use of hijab in Kwara school

‘Many injured’ as protest breaks out over use of hijab in Kwara school
February 03
15:24 2022

A number of persons sustained injuries on Thursday as a protest over the use of hijab took a turn for the worse in Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, Oyun LGA of Kwara state.

The use of hijab has been generating controversy in public schools in the state, especially in grant-aided missionary schools.

In February 2021, the state government ordered the closure of 10 schools over a dispute on the matter.

The controversy later degenerated into violence in Ilorin, where Christians and Muslims engaged in a confrontation following the decision of the state government to reopen the 10 schools earlier closed.

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Thereafter, the Kwara government said the use of hijab in public schools is not mandatory but schoolgirls who are willing can put on the headgear and the school authorities should not turn anyone away for using it.

The latest fracas erupted when some parents protested the rejection of their wards at the school premises.

The protest was said to have degenerated into violence after an unidentified man reportedly informed other protesters of a machete cut. This triggered an angry reaction from the protesting parents.

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Some persons inside the school premises were said to have thrown objects at those outside the compound.

The police, who were deployed to the scene to prevent chaos, reportedly fired warning shots in the air and also used teargas to dispatch the protesters.

Confirming the development, Ajayi Okasanmi, Kwara police spokesperson, said security personnel have been deployed to the scene.

Okasanmi said normalcy has returned to the school and that security operatives would remain there until the area is safe for the residents.

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1 Comment

  1. GOD IS ON THRONE
    GOD IS ON THRONE February 03, 19:09

    why black man are cursed by themselves especialy those under islamic religion ,small time the governor will claim credit that he imposed hijab in kwara state as achievement ,shame to them

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