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Islamic police in north Nigeria: We'll arrest cab drivers in cutoff pants, sleeveless T-shirts
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
Islamic police in northern Nigeria are threatening to arrest drivers of motorized rickshaws for wearing pants cut off below the knee and sleeveless T-shirts. They say that's indecent.
He told The Associated Press on Monday that they are deploying 10,000 officers to ensure the cabbies comply with the state's Shariah laws that ban indecent dress and mixing the sexes on public transport.
He said Christians living in Kano state also are obliged to comply.
Nine of Nigeria's 37 states have introduced Shariah law since 2000 as some Muslims have become more fundamentalist. But the law is interpreted and enforced differently from state to state.