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Kano Hisbah arrest 19 youths over same sex marriage

Kano state hisbah board has apprehended 19 youths at a popular event center for engaging in same sex marriage.

The youths in their early twenties were gathered to witness the wedding of two suspected homosexuals Abba and Mujahid.

Hisbah personnel in Kano, arrived at the scene before the commencement of the wedding rites, and arrested 15 females and 4 males.

Confirming the incident, Commander General Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Haruna Ibn Sina, explained that the duo tagged as bride and groom, Abba and Mujahid escaped immediately after the arrival of hisbah personnel at the wedding venue.

Sheikh Ibn Sina, noted that the organizer of the event, 21 year old Salma Usman, is in hisbah custody.

He noted that those who escaped will be apprehended.

The Commander General maintained that, Kano state hisbah board would hand over those in their custody to the police for necessary action, as most of the ladies claimed to have been invited for the wedding from a neighbouring state.

They pleaded for leniency and promised not to engage in such acts in future.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Julian Osamoto