Girls Almost Lynched For Wearing Hijab In Minna
Two young undergraduate students today escaped near death, their crime was wearing the hijab.
The girls, student of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, were accused of being suicide bombers.
They had been dressed in hijab and were coming back to resume school when some people at the Central mosque Minna raised alarm and then two ladies were suspected to be suicide bombers.
Eyewitness sources state that the girls were just trying to cross the frontage of the mosque when the jumat prayers were about to be said.
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Their mode of dressing drew suspicion quickly and an alarm was raised, if not for the fast intervention by the police the crowd had planned to lynch them.
One of the girls is said to have been seriously injured and is now receiving treatment from Police Clinic in Minna.
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The Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari talked of the incidence and said: “When the attention of our men on duty was drawn to the ladies, they were subjected to bodily search and their bags also whisked and nothing incriminating were found on them. We were able to establish that the two of them are returning students of FUT Minna. Their mode of dressing made people to suspect them.
It took the timely intervention of our men as members of the public had started to beat up one of the ladies leading to the point of sustaining some injuries and she is being treated at the Police Clinic,” Gambari state.
The Niger State Police have asked citizens to avoid belting out jungle justice on crimes, but report the matter to the police.