By Rasheed Abubakar
The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Mallam Nabahani Usman, has said the body will arrest adult Muslims found eating in public during Ramadan.
The arrests, Muslim News Nigeria learnt, will not apply to non-Muslims living in the State – since the holy month of Ramadan is only mandatory upon all Muslims males and females who have reached puberty.
“We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year, “ Usman told BBC, Hausa.
“Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you should eat in public while others are fasting,” he added.
He said the aim of arresting public eaters is to get every Muslim to respect the holy month.
Usman noted that arrested persons would only be released if they can provide medical reports from doctor or other medical proof.
He affirmed that every praticising muslim is expected to observe Ramadan which is to fast.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.
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