Kano state Hisbah Board, in its effort to curtail night peddling, has apprehended underage girls at Sabon Titi motor park in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.
It will be recalled that the Hisbah Deputy Commander General, women wing Malama Kulsum Kasim, had earlier led a delegation, where female street hawkers were evacuated within the metropolitan local government areas.
According to her, most of those engaged in night hawking are under age girls selling groundnut, tiger nut, onion, cola nut, ground nut biscuit, vegetables among others.
She highlighted that some were sighted at markets, motor parks, road side mechanics workshops and other places selling their goods at night.
One of Hisbah principal officers who led the ongoing operation, Malama Rabi Bello pointed out that the large number of young girls roaming the streets under the guise of hawking was alarming.
She stated that business owners at the motor park informed the team that the young girls, mostly from rural areas, were engaged in night peddling of goods that often lead to immoral acts.
While commending Hisbah for its tireless efforts, traders at the motor park appealed to parents and guardians, to desist from sending their children especially young girls to markets and motor parks for buying and selling at night.
Some of those apprehended who spoke to Radio Nigeria, appealed for leniency and promised not to engage in such acts in future.
Kano State Hisbah Board is saddled with responsibilities, of promoting good moral upbringing and prohibiting prostitution, sale and consumption of alcohol, street begging and other acts of immorality.
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