Cameroon bans use of Muslim veil for women after series of Boko Haram attacks


The governor of far north region of Cameroon, Midjiyawa Bakari has banned the use of Burqa, a face covering apparel worn by Muslim women. The Governor said the ban is as a result of last Sunday’s suicide attack carried out by two women wearing Burqa.

Announcing the decision yesterday July 15th, the governor said

“I took this measure because of the security situation prevailing in the region. No one suspected them and that is why we have ordered women to stop wearing veils and the police and military to arrest all women wearing veils,” he said.

Last month, Chad banned the use of full-face Muslim veil throughout the country due to increased female suicide bombing attack.


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