14 suspected gay men and 12 rapists were reportedly arrested by officials of the Jigawa Hisbah Board across the 27 local government of the state in 2019. 

Speaking at the Board's headquarters in Dutse, the state's commandant Ibrahim Dahiru Garki said the arrests were made between January to December 2019. 

Asides discovering 14 abandoned new born babies in 2019, Garki also revealed that over 200 prostitutes and 20 persons allegedly engaging in fornication were also arrested by the Hisbah officials in 2019. 

The suspects have been handed over to the police for prosecution in relevant court of law.


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