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Hijab: Group cautions against religious crisis

15 January 2016, 17:16

Ilorin - The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has cautioned Nigerians against engaging in acts that can cause religious crisis in any part of the country.

The group gave the advice in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Alhaji lbrahim Abdullahi, on Thursday in llorin.

The group was reacting to alleged refusal by some security men to allow Muslim women to wear the Hijab.

It said in the statement that the act could lead to religious crisis.

Also read: Muslim group resists ban on hijab

"Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on `wearing of Hijab’ during the Presidential Media Chat recently, some unpatriotic Nigerians have started harassing Muslim women in some parts of the country.

"There were reports of some soldiers stripping women of their Hijab in Lagos and some Muslim nurses and patients were not allowed to wear their Hijab at Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos,’’ the group lamented.

It also noted that National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC) in Ibadan had refused to register women wearing Hijab.

The group, therefore, called on the president to direct law enforcement agencies to warn the general public to desist from threatening public peace.

It stressed that the warning became imperative to prevent religious crisis in any part of the country.

"Muslim Ummah will not stand by and watch people attack helpless Muslim women under whatever guise,’’ the group said.


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