The Kano State Hisbah Board said it has captured a few young people in the state for eating in the daytime during Ramadan, demonstrating that they are not observing the fast, which is mandatory for healthy adults.
The Director-General of the Hisbah board, Dr. Aliyu Musa Kibiya, said those arrested in different parts of the state included three males and eight females.
“We will investigate and if they have cogent reasons we will release them. Those found wanting will however be enlightened and even prosecuted if need be,” Dr. Kibiya said.
He said a woman should not be seen eating in public during fasting, “for whatever reason,” adding that the board will arrest anyone found to be eating during the day.
Fasting is compulsory for healthy, adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan except for the traveller, menstruating women, or old people.