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11 women arrested by Kano hisbah for allegedly participating in a same-sex marriage

The Kano Hisbah Corps, a religious police force in Kano state, Nigeria responsible for the enforcement of Sharia on Monday, 17th December was reported to have arrested 11 women for allegedly organising a same-sex marriage. The women were arrested in Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government Area.

The officer in charge of the operation, Nasiru Ibrahim, said the Kano hisbah received an intelligence report that Safiyya Yobe was about to get married to Fatima Gezawa at the event.

Mr Ibrahim said the Kano hisbah raided the event and arrested 11 women including the alleged ‘couple’.

Both women have denied the allegation, saying they were members of a dance group.

However, based on the Premium Times report, one of the suspects Fati Jaririyar-Zuciya said the party was organised in honour of the appointment of Fatima Gezawa as the deputy chairperson of their dance club while Safiyya Yobe is the chairperson of the club.

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