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Catholic church in Nigeria......Bans women from wearing Gele to Church - For the Record!

Banned: A woman wearing a gele at a church in Lagos

Banned: A woman wearing a gele at a church in Lagos

A Nigerian church has banned its female congregation from wearing headwraps amid security fears.

St Theresa’s Cathedral Church in the south-eastern state of Enugu, introduced the measure saying the tall headwraps - known as a gele - formed a 'barricade' when women sit together on a row. 

At a mass on Sunday, Reverend Father Uche Obodoechina explained that the ban would take effect from September 9 because the geles make identification difficult. 

'Please, in view of the present security challenges, the church has urged women to stop coming to Sunday service with big headgears and bags to enable security men know when bomb will be smuggled into the church,' he told worshippers reported the Nigerian Tribune.

The church has directed security men at the church gate to seize big headgears and bags.

'This measure is aimed towards enhancing the security of the faithful during Sunday mass' he added.

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