Ramadan: Kano Hisbah arrests eight for alleged refusal to fast

Ramadan: Kano Hisbah arrests eight for alleged refusal to fast

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Agency Report

Operatives of Kano State Hisbah Board have arrested eight persons at Tudun Murtala in Nassarawa Local Government Area and Hudebiyya in Sharada, Kano for their alleged refusal to fast during Ramadan.

Ramadan which is one of the seven pillars of Islam is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, is deemed auspicious and the holiest. During this month, which consists of 29 to 30 days, Muslims worldwide observe Roza (a fast from sunrise to sunset).

The Executive Director of the board, Dr Aliyu Kibiya confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the board in Kano on Thursday.

Kibiya said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the areas.

The statement said, “The culprits were five females and three males, eating in the afternoon in the month of Ramadan.”

It further explained that the board would continue to conduct raids in all parts of the state to curb the development.

(NAN)

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