January 18, 2021


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SAME COUNTRY, DIFFERENT LAWS AND AUTHORITIES: Hisbah Bans ‘UnIslamic’ Hairstyles, Dressing In Kebbi State, Nigeria.

Officials of Hisbah in Kebbi State have released fresh guidelines for residents of the state.

The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in Northern Nigeria has banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, and playing of music at social events by disk jockeys.

Hisbah also banned commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time. This is in addition to other unusual directives reeled out by the Islamic police.

Hisbah recently made headlines for shaving stylish haircuts of young men in Kano, arresting people for improper dressing, and seizing tricycle from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam.

Despite condemnation from Nigerians, the group has continued its push for the Islamic agenda in the North