Hisbah officials in Kaduna State have reportedly banned girls and ladies in Kuriga Village under Chikun Local Government Area from using or possessing mobile phones and sunglasses.
According to a resident of the community who reportedly spoke with our correspondent, community members have raised the alarm over the increasing repressive activities of the religious police in the region.
The community resident alleged that Hisbah had been ‘frustrating the lives of youths in Kuriga and often carry out severe punishment for moral failings’.
In his words:
“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.”
Another resident of the town also said Hisbah personnel have prohibited women and girls from using sunglasses.
The other resident said:
“They also sometimes storm houses where ceremonies are taking place and punish playing of music, dancing and any form of entertainment.”
Recall that 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.