The confrontation between Christian and Muslim leaders, which took a new dimension on Wednesday, was pacified by the timely intervention of Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Adewale Akanbi.
As a result of this, the state government has beefed up security in all schools as from today, pending when the logjam in Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo, is resolved.
It was gathered that for the second day several students appeared in church robes to attend classes, in defiance to Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s warning on Tuesday that any student found disobeying school rules and regulations risk expulsion.
Quite a number of students who arrived in the school for the day’s lessons in church garments were chased back home by security operatives manning the gate.
However, female Muslim students, who wore Hijab as a complement to their uniforms, were allowed into the school premises.
Christian leaders, who were not too pleased with the unfolding development at the gate, ‘forcefully’ ensured their children gained access to the school premises.
Also, Muslim leaders, who were around the school premises, also moved to the gate and a face-off ensued between the two groups.
Vanguard gathered that the paramount ruler of the town, Oba Akanbi, had to step in by personally visiting the school to douse the tension.
The battle after a while, turned spiritual as Christians in the state, organised a prayer rally, where they offered prayers to God to intervene on the issue of hijab and the court ruling.
The programme, which was attended by over 200 pastors and thousands of Christian faithful across all denomination, was organised by the CAN Chairman, Rev. Elisha Ogundiya and presided over by the Vice Chairman, Pastor Moses Ogundeji at Dominion Hall of Osun Baptist Conference, Gbodofon, Osogbo.