Nigerian are commending the move by officials of Hisbah in Kaduna State, to ban girls and ladies from using or possessing mobile phones and sunglasses.
The ban is to take effect in Kuriga Village under Chikun Local Government Area, of Kaduna state.According to SaharaReporters, a resident of the community raised the alarm over the increasing repressive activities of the religious police in the region.
The resident alleged that Hisbah had been ‘frustrating the lives of youths in Kuriga and often carry out severe punishment for moral failings’. He told the media outlet;
“Hisbah is punishing youths for keeping afro hair and sometimes it is accompanied with beating.
“They have also prevented women and girls from using smartphones, claiming that it is used to spread unIslamic behaviours.
They are just terrorising us.”
Hisbah recently made headlines for shaving off stylish haircuts of young men in Kano, arresting people for improper dressing and seizing tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam.
The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in Northern Nigeria, also banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers and playing of music at social events by disk jockeys in Kebbi State.