Northern Cameroon has banned women from wearing burkas and face-covering veils in the aftermath of suicide bombings by females in burkas, that killed at least 11 people in the Northern part of the country on Sunday.
In addition, the region has banned Muslims from meeting in large groups without permission, as Ramadan comes to an end, US News reports.
Speaking on the ban, Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North Region said:
“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 of the Sunday attacks. It was first reported that two bombs were planted, but President Paul Biya has announced that investigations found the explosions were launched by two women wearing burkas.
We are also systematically checking all vehicles, and controlling all luggage and the population should collaborate because there is a serious security threat to our nation.”
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