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Hijab Controversy: Is This The Otoge? Reactions As Christians, Muslims Clash In Kwara

Hijab Controversy: Is This The Otoge? Reactions As Christians, Muslims Clash In Kwara

Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the violence that erupted on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over the controversial policy of the state government on hijab for female Muslim students.

The violence follows the decision of the Kwara State government to reopen the grant-aided public schools on Wednesday which were initially shut down in February over the controversy surrounding the approval of hijab for female Muslim students in such schools.

The Christian community in the state had rejected the government policy, describing it as an attempt to technically Islamize the schools.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the Kwara State Government late on Tuesday night ordered the reopening of 10 mission schools shut down over the controversy surrounding the government policy on the use of hijab in such schools.

The reopening of the schools from Wednesday, March 17, 2021, was announced in a statement issued by Mrs. Mary Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.

However, the reopening resulted in a clash between Christians and Muslim faithful which occurred at First Baptist Church, Surulere which houses the Baptist Secondary School.

The development has attracted reactions from Twitter users. Below are some of their comments.

Source: Naija News


Written by cephasrich

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