19 persons have been arrested by Kano Hisbah for attending a same-sex marriage ceremony.
Hisbah’s spokesman, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, said the youths gathered to witness the wedding of two suspected homosexuals, Abba and Mujahid.
Ibrahim also said those arrested will be handed over to the police for necessary action. He said;
“The arrest was made after a Good Samaritan hinted to the board about same-sex marriage.
“Our personnel attached to Hisbah board headquarters, Sharada Kano, arrived at the scene before the commencement of the wedding.
“Among those arrested were 15 females and four males.
“Abba and Mujahid escaped immediately after Hisbah personnel arrived at the wedding venue, but the organizer, Salma Usman, 21, is in our custody.
“Those arrested will be handed over to the police for necessary action as most of the ladies claimed they were invited to the wedding from neighboring states.
“We shall intensify efforts to ensure that Abba and Mujahid are arrested.’’