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Kano hisbah apprehend 23 for drug peddling, prostitution

The Kano state hisbah board has apprehended 19 females and 4 males at Nasarawa GRA Kano

Speaking to newsmen while parading the suspect, Commander General of the board, Sheikh Harun Sani explained that the youths were arrested after a tip off by an informant.

He noted that, under cover agents of the hisbah board, investigated and discovered  that, underage youths were engaged in drug peddling and other illicit acts in various locations within the metropolitan city.

Sheikh Haruna stressed that, the locations include Sultan Road, Tukuru Road and hospital road where young girls queue at night for prospective customers.

The commander general maintained that many have tested positive to pregnancy and HIV/AIDS screening conducted at hisbah headquarters Sharada Kano.

He said the board has commenced investigation and would invite their  parents to hisbah board for  necessary action while those from neighbouring states would be repatriated.

Sheikh Haruna, advised parents and guardians to be more vigilant, and report any suspected person or character to relevant authorities, as Kano state hisbah board will not relent in it’s efforts of sanitizing Kano free of all forms of vices.

Reporting Khadijah Aliyu; editing Hadiza Abdulrahman, Omotola Oguneye