Cameroon has joined the league of West-African nations to ban the Islamic full-face veil following two suicide bomb attacks. Last month Chad announced a similar ban after suspected Boko Haram militants attacks in its capital. However, the ban is effective in its far north region with an high density of Islamic faithfuls.
Two women dressed in the religious garments blew themselves up on sunday in Fotokol, killing 13 people. In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have increasingly been using female suicide bombers as they are often able to smuggle bombs undetected into public places.