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Hijab Crisis: Kwara Muslims Condenm Killing, Ask for Investigation.

The Kwara State Muslim stakeholders have on Friday condemned the killing of Habeed Mustafa, the victim of the hijab crisis at the Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo on Thursday.

They made the statement while addressing journalists in Ilorin over the violence on Thursday which as well left many others injured.

The stakeholders described the deceased as a parent of one of the female students who was denied entry into the school for wearing a hijab. The deceased, Mustafa was said to have joined the peaceful protest against the decision which later turned bloody.

It was however gathered that the corpse was still at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for necessary process and documentation of the incidents that led to his death.

According to Ahaji Isiaq Agbaje, the chairman of the forum, who was flanked by its counsel, Bar Ibrahim Akaje, 11 other victims who suffered varying degrees of bullet wounds were being treated at various hospitals in Ijagbo.

Calling for immediate closure of the school and relocation of the students to other schools pending the resolution of the crisis, the Muslims urged the state government to set up a commission of inquiry to unravel the brains behind the killings and maiming of innocent Muslim parents in Ijagbo.

They also called on the police to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crisis and to bring the perpetrators to book.

The legal adviser of the forum, Barrister Ibrahim Agbaje, in his contribution said that the Christian Association of Nigeria lost the two cases it instituted at both the lower and appellate courts on the issue of hijab-wearing by Muslim school girls in the state.

He said that as of yesterday, there is no case instituted at the Supreme Court by CAN on the earlier judgements delivered by a Kwara state High Court and the court of appeal.

Newsmen meanwhile have reported that the government had shut the OBHS, Ijagbo, following the Thursday fracas.

Furthermore, the latest crisis over the use of hijab in Kwara State is coming less than a year after the last episode in Ilorin which left worship centres destroyed.

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