Female suicide bombers are becoming a common sight in Nigeria nowadays especially in the North Eastern part of Nigeria where Boko Haram has continued their deadly terrorist campaign with horrible ferocity.
I wish to draw our Security agencies to this growing phenomenon especially in regard to the role Hijab costume is playing as a cover for the perpetrators of this heinous crime. Women bombers hide their deadly weapons, usually locally improvised bomb devices in their voluminous robe.
Authorities may not impose outright ban on the Hijab, but Muslim faithful should be restricted to wearing hijab cover from head downwards to the shoulders while the rest of the body is dressed normally without any attempt at ballooning.
While we respect people’s rights to submit to the tenets of their religion, Nigeria cannot turn a blind eye to continued use of hijab by evil doers to conceal their weapons of mass destruction.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Chief Tola Adeniyi