Photos: Hisbah Arrested 19 Youths In Kano For Attending Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

It is quite concerning how same-sex relationships and weddings are developing in Nigeria, a nation that places a high value on religion. Although some nations throughout the world have lately passed laws to safeguard the LGTQ community, Africa, particularly Nigeria, has not yet done so.

At least 19 young people have been imprisoned by the Kano State Hisbah Board for attending a same-sex wedding ceremony.

The Board’s spokesman, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, made this statement on Tuesday in Kano State, pointing out that the youths had assembled to witness the marriage of the alleged same-sex couple, known only as Abba and Mujahid.

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A few minutes before the purported gay wedding started, the suspects—who included 15 ladies and 4 males—were detained by the board’s officials, according to Sheikh Ibn-Sina.

The Commander revealed that the group of 19 gay men, who were all in their early 20s, had come together to celebrate their friends Abba and Mujahid’s gay wedding and subsequent decision to remain husband and wife.

The commander-general insisted that after the investigation is complete, the board would turn over the 19 already in their custody to the police.

The Kano State Penal Code defines the homosexual act as a crime and an unnatural act. If found guilty, the offense carries a sentence of up to life in prison and a minimum of 14 years in prison.

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