Violence Breaks Out At C&S College Ilorin

Another violent clash broke out at C&S College Sabo Oke, in Ilorin, on Monday following attempts by some unidentified persons to forcefully open the gate of the school.

The students of the college were also chased away and sent back home.

Africa Today News, New York reports that the state government on Friday ordered the ten mission schools shut down to resume classes to enable intending WASC students prepare for their examinations.

But the Christian community insisted that the use of hijab will not be allowed in their mission schools while also demanding the return of the schools to their original owners.

During a visit to the college at about 11.30am, Newsmen found that the gate of the school was under lock and key, although teachers and staff reported for work.

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The situation, however, turned chaotic and violent when unidentified persons attempted to forcefully open the gate of the school, in the presence of security operatives.

Appeal for calm by the Chairman, state Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, Malam Tauheed Bello, who addressed the angry crowd, fell on deaf ears.

Shortly after his address, another violent clash broke out following gunshots fired from inside Emmanuel Baptist church opposite C&S College Sabo Oke, at about 12.10pm, while the church was also pelted with stones and other objects.

The violence spread to St Barnabas LGEA primary school and some churches in the area as people armed with cutlasses and broken bottles went on a rampage.

The Christian community also mobilised its own forces to counter the attack in a bid to protect their people and property.