Hijab: Tension as hoodlums attack churches, schools in Ilorin




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Nation