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Northern Nigeria Trends On Twitter As Users Fear Muslim North May Become Another Afghanistan

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Many tweeps, together with foreigners have likened the insecurity and scenario within the Northern a part of Nigeria to that of Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters had on Sunday invaded Kabul, Afghan capital, after being ousted from energy within the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist assaults on the US.



The rebel motion besieged the outskirts of Kabul, firing photographs sporadically whereas residents and foreigners have been seen escaping town.

In 2001, US-led forces eliminated the Talibans from energy, however the group has returned, taking up the central authorities.

Given the insurgents’ therapy of ladies traditionally, there have been fears for his or her security underneath the Taliban’s new regime.

Below the Taliban, girls and women have been denied an entire vary of human rights, together with the rights to schooling, well being, free motion, and political and social participation, Amnesty Worldwide stated in a November 2020 report. 

It added that because the Taliban regime resulted in 2003, necessary strides have been made on girls’s rights with 3.3 million women now in schooling. 

It aded that the strides might be eroded with the shift in energy within the nation as Afghan girls have develop into attorneys, docs, judges, lecturers, engineers, athletes, activists, politicians, journalists, bureaucrats, enterprise homeowners, law enforcement officials, and members of the army.

Most Nigerians on Twitter have expressed worry that what occurred within the Asian nation may occur in Northern Nigeria if the federal government refuses to behave quick.

They claimed that Taliban’s ideology is already pervading and permeating deep into the area, including that weapons seized by the group might quickly discover their solution to Northern Nigeria.

Northern Nigeria has additionally been the epicentre of an insurgency struggle between army forces and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists. 

Additionally, regardless of condemnations from Nigerians, the Hisbah group, often known as Islamic police, has continued its push for the Islamic agenda within the North.

The company, established to implement Sharia regulation in some states within the area, lately banned fashionable haircuts, sagging of trousers, enjoying of music at social occasions by disk jockeys and tricycle riders from adorning their automobiles with footage thought-about to be obscene and towards the tenents of Islam.

In Kano, they’ve requested that solely headless mannequins have to be used to promote clothes. 

The Islamic police additionally need the headless mannequins lined always as a result of to point out “the form of the breast, the form of the underside, is opposite to the teachings of Sharia [Islamic law]”.

A barber and his prospects have been additionally arrested lately for giving and having haircuts that have been thought-about by Hisbah as offensive to Islam.

They’re additionally infamous for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.

In March, Hisbah operatives arrested two males stated to have despatched pornographic supplies to a married girl.

The suspects have been traced and arrested after the girl complained to the board.

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