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Christians and Muslims clashed today in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, after the state government reopened 10 Christian schools that had been closed due to a hijab dispute.
The government-funded Christian schools had been regularly closed due to a disagreement about Muslim students’ use of Hijab.
However, a scuffle erupted today, March 17, after the schools reopened in compliance with the state government’s order.
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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