KANO, Nigeria – The State Hisbah Board has arrested 53 teenagers for allegedly being involved in immoral acts in the city.
Malam Lawal Ibrahim, the board’s Public Relations Officer, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said they were arrested on a tip-off, NAN reports.
According to him, the suspects were arrested on Tuesday night at Lamido Crescent in Nassarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, for selling hard drugs and intoxicants.
“The suspects comprise 27 males and 26 females, all of whom are between the ages of 17 and 19.
“Our men went there around 10:00pm and arrested 53 suspects,” he said.
According to him, “immoral acts” are prohibited under Sharia Law operating in Kano State.
He also said the Commander-General of the board, Harun Ibn-Sina, has warned youths in the state to desist from wayward lifestyles and be patriotic citizens.