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Hijab Crisis: Kwara Muslim Youths Demand 113m Compensation For Late Victim’s Family

Kwara State Muslim Youths (KWMY) has asked the State Government to pay a sum of N113, 388,000 as compensation for the alleged killing of one Habeeb Idris during the recent hijab crisis in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state.

In a press conference on Monday at Ilorin, the chairman of the group, Abdurrazaq Al-Amin, rejected the one million naira compensation offered by the state government describing it as inadequate for the various injuries sustained and loss of life during the hijab crisis.

Al-Amin, said they are also demanding the prosecution of those responsible for the killing of Habeeb Idris and for injuring other persons during the hijab protest.

“The sum of one hundred and thirteen million naira, three hundred and eighty-eight thousand naira should be paid as diyyah (blood-money) to the mother of Idris Habeeb at Ijagbo.

“It is instructive to note that some of the victims of the shooting still have bullets lodged in their bodies. The government should be 100% responsible for the hospital bills of the 10 injured Muslims during the crisis.

“The government should avoid in its official and unofficial communications referring to the public schools as mission schools. This is very contemptuous of courts’ judgements/orders. In the eyes of the law, there is nothing like missionary-owned schools in Kwara State,” the group said.

The crisis over the usage of hijab in public schools in Kwara state turned sour recently, when Habeeb Idris was killed during a protest in Ijagbo over the denial of Muslim female students to use hijab at Ijagbo Baptist High School.

This violence prompted the state Government to close the school.

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