The Shariah Police in Kano State, also known as Hisbah, announced that mannequins are now banned from use by seamstresses, tailors and boutique owners. The stated reason for this ban was that it is responsible for the immoral thoughts among some members of the public.
This is not the first time Hisbah has been at work towards banning items and detaining northerners concerning issues that are not of much relevance. Over the past few years, hisbah has managed to have a say over some of the practices in states like Kano, Katsina and Kaduna.
Nigerians are also not taking the ban very likely as they have taken to social media platforms to call out hisbah and react to the not- so-sensible ban. Her are some reactions below:
Do you also think that this issue of hisbah continually banning things in the north will further escalate until peoples free will (especially women) are eventually revoked?