There was a clash between Christian and Muslim faithful in Ilorin on Wednesday after the Kwara State Government reopened 10 schools that were shut over Hijab controversy.
It was gathered that students wearing hijab were prevented from entering Baptist School, Surulere by some protesting Christians.
According to reports, this led to an altercation between the Muslims and Christians.
The altercation, the eyewitness said, eventually led to a clash that saw the Muslims and Christians hurling objects at themselves.
It was learnt that it took the intervention of security operatives to restore peace.
During the protest, the Christians displayed placards with various inscriptions such as ‘No Hijab in Baptist Schools and all mission/grant-aided schools’, ‘Otoge, give us back our schools,’among others.
It was gathered that both Muslim and Christian organisations had mobilised their members to monitor activities at the reopened schools on Wednesday.
The Punch also reported that there was a protest at C&S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin.
The protesters reportedly dressed in white garments and caps prevented Muslim pupils from entering the school with their hijab.
The state has been engulfed in controversy after the state government declared that Muslim students can wear Hijab in mission schools aided by government grants.