Kwara State Muslim stakeholders in Offa/Oyun have called for the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of killing and maiming of victims in the recent violence over the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Oyun Baptist High School Ijagbo, Oyun local government area of the state.
Violence had erupted on February 3, 2022, in the school on the use of hijab by female students which led to the killing of Habeeb Idris while 10 others reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.
Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, members of Offa/Oyun Muslim stakeholders, led by Mohammed Nurudeen, urged the state government to ensure that the perpetrators of the killing and maiming are arrested and prosecuted.
The Muslim stakeholders asked the state government to release the white paper of the panel of inquiry set up on the crisis.
The stakeholders also acknowledged the efforts of the state government at ensuring that enduring peace prevails in schools.
The Muslim stakeholders noted that since the reopening of the school by the state government about two weeks ago,” certain individuals in the school had continued to threaten Muslim schoolgirls who wore their hijab in the school.
Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Abdullahi Lamino