76% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters agree that the use of Hijabs should be banned in the country as they pose security threats.
The debate on the use of the apparel worn by Muslim women to conceal some parts of their anatomy and for modesty (Hijab) has been going on for many years especially with the Boko Haram suicide bombers hiding under the Hijabs to carry out bombings in the North East parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari had mooted the idea of banning the use of the apparels until the terrorists are defeated but many have argued that Nigeria, a ban on the use of the apparel would mean placing a restriction on those who use it and see it as a clampdown on Islam.
Countries like Chad, Niger and even the Gambia, where they have a larger Muslim population, have placed a ban on the use of Hijab in public but proponents of the Hijab in Nigeria have warned the government against considering it, especially going by the fact that religion is a very touchy issue in the country and many would see it as clamping down on the rights of the Muslims.
So we also wanted you to be part of the debate by coming up with this teaser:
How Nigeria voted:
76% - Yes, they pose security risk
24% - No, it would not stop the suicide bombings
0% - Undecided
How would you vote?