The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested eight people in Tudun Murtala, Nassarawa LGA, and Hudebiyya, Sharada, Kano, for allegedly refusing to fast during Ramadan.
Dr Aliyu Kibiya, the board’s Executive Director, confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, the board’s Public Relations Officer, in Kano on Thursday.
Kibiya said that the arrests were made in response to complaints from local residents.
According to the statement, “the culprits were five females and three males eating in the afternoon during the month of Ramadan.”
It went on to say that the board will continue to perform raids across the state in order to halt the development.