The crisis over hijab (veil) wearing in Christian grant-aided mission schools took a violent turn Monday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

 

Cherubim & Seraphim College Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin under Attack during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

Scores of hoodlums allegedly vandalised churches, shops and schools in Sabo-Oke, Muritala Mohammed way and other areas of the metropolis.

 

 

Other places affected include Post Office, Surulere and Maraba where churches and Christian schools are located.

 

Kwara Hijab Crises going on At Baptist School, Surulere, Ilorin

At First Baptist Church area at Surulere where Baptist Schools were located, the schools were under lock and key, however there was fracas as some persons were seen forcefully opening the school gate

 

 

Kwara Hijab Crises going on At  Baptist Senior School, Surulere

 

It took combined efforts of officers and men of the Kwara State Police Command, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Army to prevent the break down of law and order.

 

Anglican Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin destroyed during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

This tense situation sent fears and apprehension down the spines of residents of the areas.

 

The hoodlums allegedly brandished machetes, cutlasses, bottles and other dangerous weapons, while marching through some roads in the metropolis.

 

Cherubim & Seraphim College Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin under Attack during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

It was also gathered some of them wore masks apparently to cover their identity.

 

Though the gate of the Cherubim and Seraphim College Sabo Oke Ilorin was securely locked, the hoodlums hauled stones and other dangerous missiles into the premises even with the presence of military operatives stationed at the entrance gate of the school.

 

Cherubim & Seraphim College Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin under Attack during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

The violence also spread to St. Barnabas LGEA primary school, Murtala Muhammad way, Ilorin and some churches in the area.

 

 

Cherubim & Seraphim College Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin under Attack during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

Kwara state police command spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the prompt intervention of men of the command nipped the situation in the bud.

Anglican Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin destroyed during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 

He said that normalcy had since returned to schools and business communities in the metropolis.

 

 

Recall that some Churches such as First Baptist Church Surulere and Apostolic Church were previously attached in Ilorin

 

Video: Pandemonium At  C&S College, Sabo-Oke Ilorin

 

Video Anglican Church, Sabo-oke, Ilorin destroyed during the Kwara Hijab Crises

 


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