Kano Hisbah to arrest parents of Shatu Garko for winning Miss Nigeria pageant
Ms Garko, 18, of Kano, recently emerged as the 44th Miss Nigeria — the first hijab adorning Muslims to win the national beauty pageant.Haruna Ibn Sina, Shatu Garko
A composite of Haruna Ibn Sina, and Shatu Garko used to illustrate the story
Kano State Hibah commander Haruna Ibn Sina says parents of Miss Nigeria winner Shatu Garko may be arrested and interrogated for allowing their
to participate in Miss Nigeria beauty pageant for 2021, describing it as “illegal” and contrary to Islamic beliefs.
Ms Garko, 18, of Kano, recently emerged as the 44th Miss Nigeria, the first hijab adorning Muslims to win the beauty pageant.
Reacting to Miss Garko’s victory in the beauty pageant in an interview with BBC Pidgin, Mr Haruna said participating in a pageant is “forbidden” for Muslims from Kano, a northern Nigerian state with strict Sharia practices.
Mr Ibn Sina said they had confirmed that Ms Garko’s parents are living in Kano and will soon be brought into custod
y and interrogated for the role their daughter played in the beauty contest, the BBC Pidgin reported on Wednesday morning.
This totally backward thinking 🤔
Air your opinion on this.