Kano Sharia police Sunday night arrested 120 suspected commercial sex workers at a popular recreational centre 21 km south of Kano.
The the Sharia police in a joint operations with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), also nabbed 37 boys who are believed to be drug abusers.
Briefing reporters in his office Monday, the Director General, Hisbah board, Alhaji Abba Saidu Sufi, said that the night raid was based on a tip off following reported cases of indecency in the area by residents.
Sufi said that out of the 120 girls arrested, 20 out of the figures were underage whose ages fell within 13, 14, and 17 .
Sufi revealed that most of the suspects in its custody were not first time offender.
The head of the Sharia police said that initial screening conducted by the agency exposed that few of those detained were at the resort for wedding reception, pointing out that “such class of suspects had since been released and handed over to their parents.
The tough talking Sharia police boss said “most of the boys sporting offensive hair style have been trimmed and barbed in line with our tradition and culture”
He further stated that “we have 37 boys and 79 girls who are mostly underage and as a matter of urgency we have invited their parents for pep talk”.
The Director General explained that the body was ready to charge to court suspects in line with the provision of “prostitution and other Immoral acts prohibition law 1000 of 2001”.
The Hisbah top shot revealed the Agency has identified some other black spots where illicit drugs are been consumed by young boys and girls in the state, stressing that “we are almost set to arrest the situation.