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Shatu Garko’s victory in Miss Nigeria Pageant lands her parents in trouble with Sharia Police



The Kano State Hisbah Board, a.ok.a Sharia Police, has frowned at Shatu Garko’s participation within the simply concluded Miss Nigeria Pageant the place she got here out victorious.

Most worrisome, Hisbah hinted at inviting her mother and father to reply questions over what they are saying is their daughter’s ‘unlawful participation in a magnificence pageant’.

It’s noteworthy that the 18-year-old Garko grew to become the primary hijabi to win the the pageantry since its inception in 1957.

Talking with BBC Pidgin about Shatu Garko’s victory, Hisbah famous that it was unlawful for Shatu Garko to take part in any magnificence contest within the Islam faith.


Hisbah mentioned, “We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a muslim from Kano state and her mother and father come from Garko Native authorities space. Kano is a sharia state and for this reason we’d not permit the matter to move.

“We are going to invite the mother and father to speak to them in regards to the actions of their daughter and the truth that what she did is against the law in Islam in case they don’t know in order that she wouldn’t proceed in that path and in addition cease different women from copying her.”

Reacting to the story, a Fb person @Michael Onuoha mentioned, “That woman must be evacuated from the north earlier than tales that touches the hearts.”

@Oyenwere Ukeje mentioned, “If I had been the mother and father of Miss Garko,I might refuse to honour the invitation of the hisbah. What Miss Garko did by taking part within the magnificence pageant just isn’t in opposition to the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ,which is the grundnorm. The structure is supreme and Nigeria is practising a constitutional democracy and needs to be seen doing so.Nigeria just isn’t and can’t be a Taliban nation.”

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