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Friday, May 25, 2012

43 HIV Sex Workers Arrested


Forty-three commercial sex workers who have contracted the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus, popularly referred to as HIV are among the 100 prostitutes arrested by Hisbah Guards, a local security outfit, in Kurna Gafan, Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano, Northwest Nigeria.
The disclosure was made to this morning by the Director-General of the Hisbah, Alhaji Abba Sa’id Sufi.
He said the 100 sex workers were subjected to tests and 43 were found to be HIV positive.
The Hisbah boss, who expressed concern over immoral activities in some areas of the state, said the Islamic organization has mapped out strategies to wipe out prostitution and other social vices in the ancient city.
“We feel concerned at the rate at which social vices such as drug abuse, armed robbery and prostitution are taking the centre-stage in the area.
“These women of easy virtue go naked on most occasions, seducing their patrons and spreading the deadly HIV disease. We have mapped out strategies for continued raid in that area and other black spots in the state.
“The desire of Hisbah is to ensure a decent and crime-free society where our youths would live a decent life and become useful and resourceful for their families and the society.
“Shariah encourages good deeds and abhors bad behaviour.
“The Hisbah Board has taken it upon itself to rebrand our society by discouraging all these vices and encouraging our youths to lead better lives that can give glory to the Almighty Allah,” Sufi said, according to PM News

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