It has reported that, the government of Adamawa State since the recent suicide bomb blasts, has been considering a temporary review of the use of hijab in security prone areas as part of measures to contain suicide bombers.
It stated that the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, announced this on Sunday in Yola while he was addressing journalists on the outcome of an emergency security meeting over the Friday’s twin bomb blasts in Madagali market that led to many death and injuries.
According to the reports, Mr. Sajoh said Governor Muhammadu Bindow would meet with members of Adamawa Muslim Council and other stakeholders to discuss the possibility of taking that temporary measure. Reason being that, those that carried out the Madagali suicide attack were in hijab.
In the speech he also stated, “We also resolved in the meeting, based on security recommendations, to assist members of vigilance groups in the areas in view of their contribution to security agencies.
“We also want to appeal to the media on sensational reporting and the need to verify their facts before reporting. The media need to know that the terrorists are banking on such sensational reports.”
The commissioner further said victims of the attack were responding to treatment in Michika General Hospital and already, the governor had directed all health personnel in neighbouring Hong and Mubi Local Governments to move to the affected area.
“The state emergency management agency has also been directed to give urgent support to victims and relations of victims.”
Written by Okolo Ezinne