By Waliu Adeyeri
Crisis has broken out in Kwara State, with muslims and christians clashing over the wearing of hijab in christian schools.
The Kwara State Government had in February shut 10 Missionary’s schools in the state for outlawing the use of hijab by muslim students in the schools.
Clips from the scene shows Christians and Muslims throwing pebbles at one another as the Christians mission protest against the Governor’s decision.
The issue has generated different views on social media and has made ‘Kwara’ one the trending topics today
While some social media users opined that hijab should be allowed in Christian Missionaries schools, others disagreed.
A Twitter user, @MFaarees_ who is in support of the use of hijab in missionary’s school said “I don’t think Hijab should be a reason for a clash between Muslims and Christians in Kwara State, Muslim ladies should be allowed to wear Hijab to schools, provided the schools ain’t owned by Christians, and Christian ladies shouldn’t be forced to wear Hijab, it’s very simple.”
Another user, @DE_COMMUNICATOR also supported this view saying that “Kwara State govt should do the needful on the controversies concerning Hijab for schools in Ilorin. Hijab should be allowed for Muslim students and not imposed on Christian students… Simple!! Islamic scholars should ALWAYS ring the bell of no compulsion in Islam.”
On the contrary, Rinu Oduala, an activist and promoter of the #EndSARS protest said, “Why should Muslim Students who chose to go to Missionaries Schools be allowed to wear Hijab in the school? If it’s that compulsory, why not send them to the Muslim schools in Kwara?”