Following two suicide bombings linked to Boko Haram Terrorists which killed 34 and injured 100 more, Chad has arrested at least five suspects and banned the use of burqas.
The two attacks on Monday were the first attacks of this kind in Chad carried out by Boko Haram terrorists. They took place at a police station and a police school in the capital city N’Djamena. It is believed that they are in retaliation for Chad’s role in leading an offensive against the rebels.
Officials also announced that full body burqas and religious turbans would be banned as a security measure, in light of these recent terrorist attacks.
“Even the burqas for sale in the markets will be withdrawn,” Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet said while meeting with religious leaders on Wednesday.
Chad has become a military power in the region due to its oil revenue. Its capital serves as the Command Center for a regional anti-Boko Haram Task Force.
Chad is a major military power in the fight against Boko Haram and violent extremism in the region.