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Possible hijab ban creates controversy in Nigeria

There’s been an angry reaction in response to Nigerian president’s suggestion to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves. The potential ban is part of Muhammadu Buhari’s attempt to combat ISIL-affiliated Boko Haram. He says the headscarf, known as the hijab, is helping to mask female suicide bombers. ​Critics of the proposal say the ban would be an attack on religious freedom.

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