Monday, 12 December 2016

Adamawa State Considers Review Of Use Of Hijab

Adamawa State Government is considering
temporary review of the use of hijab in
security prone areas as part of measures to
contain suicide bombers. The state
Commissioner for Information and
Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, announced
this on Sunday in Yola. He was addressing
newsmen on the outcome of an emergency
security meeting over the Friday’s twin
bomb blasts in Madagali market that led to
many dead and injuries. Sajoh said
Governor Muhammadu Bindow would
meet with members of Adamawa Muslim
Council and other stakeholders to discuss
the possibility of taking that temporary
measure, adding that those that carried out
the Madagali suicide attack were in hijab.
Sajoh said the meeting also underscored
the need for people to be more vigilant
during this festive period and in places like
markets, motor parks, churches and
mosques.
“We also resolved in the meeting, based on
security recommendations, to assist
members of vigilance groups in the areas
in view of their contribution to security
agencies.”

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