The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, MULAN, has condemned the continuous harassment, intimidation and oppressive acts directed at female Muslim students by members of staff of the University Staff School, Ibadan.
The President of MULAN, Prof. F.A.R Adeleke wrote a letter to the vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan to request a meeting with the national officers of the Association on the issue.
National Executive Council of MULAN, after an emergency meeting, mandated its Professor Adeleke to personally write to the University of Ibadan management as a mark of respect for constituted authority before the Association takes any step.
MULAN unequivocally condemned the actions of the staff of the university and the members of the security team, as shown a widely circulated video, that were allegedly deployed to humiliate the students who wore hijab in the school.
The Executive Council noted that it came to a conclusion to condemn the said action after watching video clips of the said humiliation of female students who wear the hijab.
According to the Executive body, MULAN as an association has resolved to ensure that rights of Muslims are protected. They have also vowed to challenge the action of the university and its agents in a court of law, if negotiation fails.
In the interim, the Association indicated that they would sue for peace and advise the Muslim community, particularly the Muslim students in the University of Ibadan to maintain peace and order.
MULAN stated that the outcome of the meeting with the school management will dictate the next step to be taken by the Association and warns the university that the Muslim students in the state are capabl securing justice for the oppressed ones among them and urged the school to prevent the breakdown of law and order.