Hijab Protest: Youths demand N113m compensation for late victim’s family




A faith-based organisation, Kwara Muslim Youths, has demanded for N113,388,000 compensation from the State Government to the family of late Habeeb Idris.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Idris was allegedly killed during the Hijab crisis in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state.

Malam Abdurrazzaq Al-Amin, the Chairman of the group, made the demand at a news conference in Ilorin on Monday.

Al-Amin explained that the compensation is known in Islam as blood money (Diyyah).

He also urged the state government to award adequate, reasonable and fair compensation to the 10 Muslim victims injured during the Ijagbo Hijab crisis.

Al-Amin said that the youths rejected the N1 million offered by the state government to the deceased family as compensation.

“The government should take full responsibility for the hospital bills and incidental expenses of the injured Muslims during the Ijagbo 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’ judgments/orders. In the eyes of the law, there is nothing like missionary-owned schools in Kwara State,” he said.

Al-Amin also observed that there was the need for official discipline and sanction of the authorities of Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, who flagrantly refused to implement court judgment.

He added that hosting the forthcoming Baptist convention and conference should be put on hold as a mark of respect for the late Idris.

The chairman therefore appealed for full implementation of the judgments of the Kwara State High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the consequential circular issued by the state government on the ownership of the schools in general.

He added that the group wanted an unhindered use of Hijab in all government-owned schools in particular. (NAN)

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