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.

Zubair Amoka, the new Administrator Of Okene Local Government Area in Kogi state, was pictured cutting the hair of a young man wearing dreadlocks.

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.

A police officer armed with a gun is seen keeping watch as Amoka cuts the man’s hair.

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.