In the Kogi State of Nigeria, the local government has begun to cut the dreadlocks of youth with the explanation that they serve as a nuisance to society.
The administrator of the Okene Local Government Area has been pictured cutting the dreadlocks of a youth forcibly.
According to the story, the youth was asked to sit on the floor as the government official went for a pair of scissors which he used to cut the mountain of thick hair down.
That was an initiative by the local assembly to purge the area of youth with dreadlocks.
Nigerians have reacted with disdain but Zubair Amoka was braced by the company of police officers who ensured that the youth was rendered helpless for his dreadlocks to be cut.