Nigerian Religious Fanatics Clash Over Use Of Hijab In Kwara
According to Daily Post, the Kwara State Police Command has confirmed that dangerous weapons were freely used during the encounter between Muslims and Christians over the use of hijab in Oyun Baptist Secondary School, Ijagbo in Oyun Local Government Area of the state on Thursday morning.
The spokesman of the state Police Command disclosed that tactical units and conventional policemen deployed to Ijagbo successfully restored peace in the school and are also on ground to ensure that no further breakdown of law and order is allowed.
He said the latest “action is sequel to the crisis related to the wearing of Hijab in schools which has been in contention between Christians and Muslims in Kwara State.
“Of current concern was the break down of law between Ijagbo Community and protesting Muslim parents, where dangerous weapons were freely used,” he added.
As a result of the violence, the Kwara State government has shut down Oyun Baptist Secondary School.
Also, the Kwara State Government delegation is already in Ijagbo to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
The state Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has also appealed to the warring parties to embrace peace and shun any acts that could jeopardize the current peace in the area, as the police have been directed to arrest anyone found in any way truncating the peace in Kwara State.
Reacting, the Kwara State government through the education commissioner, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, condemned in strong terms the resort to violence in the government-owned Oyun Baptist Secondary School, Ijagbo saying “this is totally unacceptable.”
A statement by the Commissioner in Ilorin condemned the flagrant act of discrimination against anyone, especially children, on religious grounds.
“Such discrimination will not be tolerated in any public-owned institution in the state,” she added.
“While the government and security agencies continue to work with leaders on all sides, it hereby directs the immediate shutdown of the school pending the resolution of the issue.”
The state government commended the security agencies for their prompt action which restored calm in the area and appealed for calm.
Source – Daily Post/Channels TV
Nineteen Travelers Feared Killed In Auto Crash
Nineteen travellers are feared dead following a ghastly motor accident along Potisku-Damaturu Road in Yobe State, Saharaeporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters learnt that the accident occurred some 50 kilometers from Damaturu, the state capital, around Fune in the Fune Local Government Area.
Spokesperson for the police in the state, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the incident but could not ascertain its cause or number of fatalities.
He said, “I’ve dispatched men to the area, so give me some time, like 30 minutes or one hour to give you proper confirmation.”
Source – Sahara Reporters