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Kano hisbah arrests 52 tricycle riders for ‘immoral haircuts

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested no fewer than 52 commercial tricycle operators popularly known as Yan Adaidaita Sahu over alleged “immoral haircuts”, selling illegal drugs and substances, as well as mixing opposite genders in their tricycles.

The tricycle riders were apprehended by operatives of the Hisbah Command from different parts of Kano city.

The Hisbah command had recently launched an exercise tagged “Operation Kau da Badala”, (Operation Fight against immorality) in a bid to sanitise the state from immoral activities such as prostitution, drug abuse, selling and consumption of alcohol among others.

The Deputy Commander-General of Hisbah, Mujahid Aminuddeen, who addressed the 52 tricycle riders on Friday, urged them to be good ambassadors of Islam and Kano State by shunning social vices.

“We want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to avoid such acts and avoid acts capable of tarnishing the image of our religion and culture of Kano people, ” he said.

He added that among the alleged offences of the tricyclists include “immoral haircuts, riding around wearing only shorts, using objectionable posters on their vehicles, mixing unrelated men and women, selling illegal drugs, and conveying women to places where they engage in immoral acts.

“As Muslims, we would not accept this behaviour and activities of the tricycle riders. That is why we brought you here to admonish you on the negative implications of these acts on our religion and culture as people of Kano.”

According to him, the board would continue to check such illegal activities among the tricyclists to arrest the recalcitrant ones.

It was gathered that the tricycle riders were taken to the board’s headquarters, where they were admonished by officials and later released.


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