MSSN seeks Kwara government intervention over alleged attack on school Imam in Ilorin
The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria(MSSN) in Kwara state have asked the state government to prevail on management of all public schools in the state to allow students of different religious beliefs to observe morning assembly prayers according to the dictates of their religion.
The Muslim students said this is necessary to forestal any breakdown of law and orders in the state public schools.
The MSSN in a statement by his Ameer Nururdeen Ibraheem in Ilorin last night condemned the recent occurrence at Bishop Smith College, Ilorin where the school’s Imam was allegedly molested by some staff when he attempted to pray in Islamic way, immediately after the Christian prayers were said at the school’s assembly ground.
The incident according to the statement occurred on Friday the 21st of this month, saying the, society received the news with a mix of umbrage and shock, adding that that forceful proselytization of Students and assault of Muslim in a Public academic institution is not only condemnable and below the minimum standards of tolerance or civility expected in a democratic society.
The statament also said the action is violation of Natural law as well as all known Human rights instruments across the Globe by the culprits adding that its equally a violation of Section 38 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)”.
The association however call on relevant stakeholders to quickly ensure a thorough investigation and all the culprits involved in the act are brought to book and to also put in place measures to prevent repeat of such situation especially across all educational institutions in Kwara state.