Ramadan: Kano Hisbah arrests 8 for ‘eating in the afternoon’

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested eight persons at Tudun Murtala in Nassarawa Local Government Area and Hudebiyya in Sharada, Kano, over their refusal to fast during Ramadan.

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The Executive Director of the board, Dr Aliyu Kibiya confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the board in Kano on Thursday.

Kibiya said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the areas.

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The statement said, “The culprits were five females and three males, eating in the afternoon in the month of Ramadan.”

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It further explained that the board would continue to conduct raids in all parts of the state to curb the development.