With the Ramadan fast starting on Monday, The Commander-General of Kano sharia police, Nabahani Usman has given an order to his men to arrest any adult seen eating in public.
He stated that the arrested individuals will only be released on the presentation of an exemption letter from a medical doctor or proof of chronic ulcer.
In an interview with BBC, he said;
“We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year. The aim is to get every Muslim to respect the month of Ramadan. Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you should eat in public while others are fasting.
“So any Muslim that we apprehend eating outside, our men will arrest and bring the person to our office unless he can show proof that a doctor asked him not to fast.”