Cameroon bans Muslims from wearing full-face veil

Following the resent incident that happened, when Two women dressed in the religious garments blew themselves up on Sunday in Fotokol, killing 13 people, so for that Cameroon has joined Chad, Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon in banning the full-face veil including the burka, in the Far North region.

wearing of full-face Islamic veil

The governor of the mainly Muslim region agreed with the decision, adding that the measure was to prevent further attacks, Reuters reports.

Last month, Chad announced a similar ban after suspected Boko Haram militants attacks in its capital.

Both Cameroon and Chad neighbour Nigeria, where the Boko Haram Islamist group has been based – and both have suffered attacks by the insurgents. In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have increasingly been using female suicide bombers as they are often able to smuggle bombs into public places without detection.

The governor said that Muslims in the north of Cameroon have also been banned from holding large gatherings without permission as the end of Ramadan nears, the Associated Press news agency reports.

The full-face Islamic veil was banned in May in public places in Congo-Brazzaville, to “counter terrorism”, although there has not been an Islamist attack in the country.

On Wednesday, Gabon – which borders Cameroon to the south – also announced it was banning the wearing of full-face veils in public and places of work.

What the Christian had to say about this;

The mainly Christian country said it was prompted to do so because of the attacks in Cameroon.

List of Counties that had band full-face veil including the burka

  1. Cameroon
  2. Chad
  3. Congo-Brazzaville
  4. Gabon

The governor said that Muslims in the north of Cameroon have also been banned from holding large gatherings without permission as the end of Ramadan nears, the Associated Press news agency reports.

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