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Sharia Police set to invite Parents of Miss Nigeria, 2021 Shatu Garko over ‘illegal’ participation in the pageant.

The Kano State Commander of Islamic police known as Hisbah is set to invite the parents of the winner of Miss Nigeria, 2021.

Photo of Shatu Garko
Photo of Shatu Garko

The 18-year-old, Shatu Garko, is the first woman in Hijab to win the competition. She came top over 18 others to win the 44th edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant that took place on 17 December 2021 and

Hisbah said the reason for inviting the parents of the lady for questioning was to let them know that it is unislamic for their daughter to partake in any beauty contest.


“We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano State and her parents are from Garko Local Government Area. Kano is a Sharia state and this is why we will not allow the matter to go like that. We will invite the parents to warn them about the actions of their daughter and the fact dat what she did was illegal in Islam in case they don’t know so that she will not continue that path and also stop other girls copying her.” he told BBC News Pidgin.

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