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11 Persons Arrested For Eating During Ramadan

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No fewer than 11 persons were arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board for violating the Ramadan fast by eating during the day.

The board’s Public Relations Officer, Lawal Ibrahim, said the persons were arrested during the annual Ramadan enforcement operations, which included searches of eateries and markets.

Ibrahim said the arrests were made on Tuesday across the city, particularly near markets.

He said, “The individuals arrested include 10 men and one woman, who was caught eating from her groundnut-selling stall.”

He however said non-Muslims are exempted from such enforcement activities, adding that if non-Muslims are found selling food during fasting hours to Muslims, they could be considered in violation.

“We apprehended 11 persons on Tuesday, including a lady selling groundnuts who was seen eating from her wares, after some persons alerted us. The other 10 persons were men and were arrested across the city, especially close to markets where a lot of activities happen.

“We don’t arrest non-Muslims because this doesn’t concern them, and the only time they could be guilty of a crime is when we find out they cook food to sell to Muslims who are supposed to be fasting,” he said.


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