The Jigawa State Hisbah Board has arrested 99 persons in Kazaure and Dutse local government areas of the state for their alleged involvement in immoral acts.

The Hisbah Commander, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, the state capital, on Tuesday, March 22. 

Dahiru said the suspects, comprising 54 women and 44 men, were arrested on March 16 and March 17 in separate operations by operatives of the board.

He explained that 91 of the suspects, comprising 49 females and 42 males, were arrested on March 16 following a raid of the popular Gada village in Kazaure.

According to him, those arrested were suspected to have engaged in illegal sexual activities and other immoral acts.

The Commander, however, said 21 of the male suspects were not found with women during the raid.

The commander said that the remaining eight suspects, comprising five women and three men, were arrested on March 17 in Dutse.

He added that eight bottles of alcoholic drink were confiscated during the raid.

Dahiru said the Hisbah operatives will continue to raid all hideouts being used to commit immoral acts and other vices across the state.

He commended the police and the residents of the state for their support and cooperation with the board, which enabled it to carry out its duties effectively.

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