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Kwara schools: Christians, Muslims in violent conflict over hijab debate (Photos/Video)

There were tumult and disorder on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State after the state government reopened 10 schools shut a month ago over the utilization of hijab by Muslim female students.

The violence began after Christian authorities of Baptist School, Surulere denied young ladies in Hijab from obtaining entrance into the school.

This didn’t go down well with Muslim believers, prompting contentions and possible conflict.

The circumstance deteriorated as angry Christian and Muslim faithful tossed different things including stones and plastic seats at themselves.

The security agents near the school needed to call for support to quiet the circumstance. The security officials scattered them with tear gas.

The hijab argument began more than three weeks prior when authorities of Saint Anthony Secondary School kept Muslim female students from getting access to the school asserting that it is a missionary school.

A few gatherings were held among Muslim and Christian pioneers to determine the issue with the public authority briefly shutting down the ten schools until the returning on Wednesday morning.

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