The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested no fewer than 52 commercial tricycle operators popularly known as Yan Adaidaita Sahu over alleged immoral haircuts, selling illegal drugs and substances and mixing with females in their vehicles.

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The tricycle riders were apprehended by operatives of the Hisbah command in different parts of the Kano metropolis.

The Hisbah command had recently launched an exercise tagged “Operation Kau da Badala,” (Operation Fight against Immorality) which it said would sanitise Kano State from immoral activities such as prostitution, drug abuse, and the sale and consumption of alcohol, among others.

The Deputy Commander-General of Hisbah, Sheikh Mujahid Aminuddeen, who addressed the 52 tricycle riders on Friday, said, “We want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to avoid such acts and avoid acts capable of tarnishing the image of our religion and culture of the Kano people.”

He added that the alleged offences of the tricyclists also included riding around wearing only shorts, using objectionable posters on their vehicles, mixing unrelated men and women, selling illegal drugs, and conveying women to places where they engage in immoral acts.

“As Muslims, we will not accept this behaviour and activities of the tricycle riders. That is why we brought you here to admonish you on the negative implications of these acts on our religion and culture as people of Kano.”

It was gathered that the tricycle riders were taken to the board’s headquarters, where they were admonished by officials and later released.