We May Ban Hijab—Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that the use of veils by female Muslims to cover their faces, commonly called hijab, may be prohibited if terrorists in the north eastern part of Nigeria keep using that avenue to carry out their deadly activities.

The President, who made this known during his first media chat on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, explained that this may become necessary in order to guarantee the safety of citizens living in the volatile areas of the country.

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When asked if he might be forced to ban the use of hijab, the President responded, “Placing ban on hijab is not enough. However, if this continues it will be banned; because it is for the safety of the people generally.”

Buhari further said he is determined to end insurgency in the country, adding that if a credible leader of the Boko Haram group comes up for negotiation with the Federal Government on the release of the Chibok girls, he would listen to him.

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Boko Haram has continued to use veiled girls for its suicide missions in the north, which has led to the death of several people and the destruction of many properties.

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