Lagos – The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria
(Lagos State Area Unit) has warned President Muhammad Buhari against attempts
to ban the Hijab.
The Amir (President) of MSSN LSAU, Mallam Saheed Ashafa, said
such a consideration would ridicule the war against Boko Haram.
“It is an unnecessary approach,” Ashafa said.
Ashafa said the on Hijab meant the Boko Haram had succeeded
in their “deceptive ideology” and might strengthen their “unjustifiable zeal” to
The sentiments come after Buhari, during a presidential chat
late Wednesday, said the government might consider ban on Hijab if terrorists
continued to use it to perpetuate evil.
Ashafa said this was unrealistic.
by President Buhari is disappointing. It is an indication that the present
administration is trying to apply the faulty approach of the last
administration that took us nowhere. A ban on Hijab is wrong, biased and the
greatest approach that can drown the support and popularity of the
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Ashafa proposed the government acquired “bomb detective
gadgets” which could detect bombs from afar.
“Instead of considering how to stop the wearing of Hijab,
the FG should be thinking of how to stop Boko Haram,” said Ashafa.
He said the Hijab was a garment of honour, an apparel of
modesty and an outfit commanded to be worn by Allah.
“If Hijab ban must be
considered, then the government has to also ban use of vehicles, handbags, cell
phones, motorcycle and suits because more evils have been perpetuated through
them. It's totally illogical to attach Boko Haram attacks to a dress code or
Ashafa, however, condemned Boko Haram and its activities in
entirety, but insisted that more practical approaches were needed to defeat the
“Just as it would be wrong for anyone to say that suits or
vehicles should be banned because they are used to rob or assassinate and
terrorise. It would also be unfair for anybody to consider Hijab ban because of
its wrong usage,” said Ashafa.
A Hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is
particularly worn by some Muslim woman beyond the age of puberty in the
presence of adult males outside of their immediate family.
- CAJ News