Kano State Hisbah Board on Friday said it had arrested eight young girls allegedly involved in prostitution in the city.
Prostitution is banned under Sharia law in Kano State.
The board’s Assistant Commander-General, Operations, Malam Nasiru Isa, said in Kano that the suspects were apprehended on Thursday evening at Rijiyar Zaki bus-stop during a special patrol.
“All the suspects are females of between the age of 22 and 23,” he said, adding that the arrest followed a tip-off.
According to him, the eight girls live in an uncompleted building at a bus-stop in the metropolis which they allegedly turn into to a brothel.
“Our men went there around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and arrested eight suspects at the Bus stop,” the official said, stressing that they would be properly screened and taken to court.
The official noted that most of the suspects were from broken homes and called on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children to enable them to grow up as responsible citizens.
He also advised youths in the state to shun all forms of immorality, be God-fearing and strive to live a worthy life.