Unidentified hoodlums have demolished Bishop Smith Secondary College’s mosque in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
DAILY POST experiences that the demolishing of the mosque which was carried out within the wee hours of Tuesday, occurred just a few hours after the state authorities warned that “It won’t condone such reckless behaviours.”
One other report claimed that the varsity authorities forcefully requested Muslim college students of the varsity to take away their hijabs earlier than being despatched again residence to permit peace to prevail.
In the meantime, throughout a go to to the C&S Faculty, Sabo Oke, in Ilorin, at about 12noon, safety businesses had been nonetheless protecting vigil on the establishment, as youths resisted the opening of the varsity to college students and employees in compliance with the directive by the state authorities.
Whereas elders of the C&S motion agreed that the varsity be opened to permit college students and employees begin courses, the youths who occupied the within premises of the varsity remained adamant and prepared for the implications.
The employees and lecturers had been seen exterior the varsity premises in teams discussing the state of affairs.
DAILY POST gathered that the youths allegedly electrified part of the varsity’s gate to make any forceful opening troublesome.
Nonetheless, at about 1.20pm, the gate was finally opened after a profitable dialogue between the indignant youths and elders of the C&S motion.
With the opening of the varsity, all of the ten mission faculties shut down by the state authorities over the hijab subject at the moment are totally again to work.
Hijab controversy: Hoodlums demolish Bishop Smith Secondary College’s mosque in Ilorin