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Hijab controversy: Hoodlums attempt to set school on fire

Safety operatives saved the Surulere Baptist College in Ilorin on Monday from being set ablaze by unidentified hoodlums.

The varsity additionally has a church situated throughout the premises.

DAILY POST correspondent gathered that the unidentified hoodlums set tyres on hearth and hurled them into the varsity premises at about 5pm.

Nonetheless, vigilant safety operatives on the scene acted promptly to place off the hearth that will have brought on main harm to the buildings.

No arrest was made, however safety has been beefed up across the ten Christian mission colleges in Ilorin shut down by the state authorities following the hijab controversy between Muslim and Christian communities within the State.

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When contacted on Tuesday morning, the spokesman of the State police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the event.

He mentioned the Police Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Lawal Bagega, directed the DPO in-charge of the realm, “To clear all unused tyres throughout the space, and beef up safety.”

Ajayi, who mentioned no arrest was made, advised DAILY POST that, the policemen on the scene retrieved the tyres, put the hearth off and put the scenario below management.

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To avert a significant breakdown of regulation and order, the federal government on Monday ordered the extension of the closure of the ten colleges concerned.

”They had been anticipated to have resumed lessons on Monday, however the heightened rigidity over the hijab difficulty compelled the federal government to increase the closure indefinitely.

The Christian group has insisted that no hijab gown code can be allowed of their colleges and desires authorities at hand over the colleges to their house owners.

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