Kano Hisbah Board Detains 20 Individuals for Mixed Gender Bathing

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has apprehended 20 men and women for participating in mixed-gender bathing activities in Kano, as reported by Daily Trust.

The Operation Kau Da Badala unit of the Hisbah Board conducted the arrests at a recreational facility situated at Ring Road following complaints from residents.

Dr. Mujahidin Aminuddin Abubakar, the Deputy Commandant General of the board, stated that the individuals’ actions violated the Hisbah law, which prohibits the mingling of genders during bathing activities.

Expressing concern over the incident, Dr. Abubakar emphasized that engaging in more beneficial activities would be preferable, leading to rewards from the Almighty.

This is not the first instance of Hisbah enforcement actions in Kano. In March, the board detained 11 Muslims for breaching the Ramadan fast by consuming food during daylight hours.

These arrests were part of the annual Ramadan enforcement operations, which involved inspections of eateries and markets across the city, particularly in proximity to markets, as confirmed by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Lawal Ibrahim, in an interview with BBC Hausa Service.


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