A postgraduate pupil of Bayero University Kano has narrated her encounter with officers of the Islamic police, Hisbah corps.
The girl advised SaharaReporters that Hisbah officers barged into her hostel some months in the past whereas she was cooking and arrested her as a result of she had a male visitor together with her.
She stated she was taken to a constructing alongside the male visitor the place she noticed 30 different college students of the establishment and a few others who weren’t college students.
According to her, they had been detained for a few day or two inside which the Hisbah officers carried out HIV and being pregnant exams on them.
She alleged that the officers forcibly gave abortion tablets to one in all them whose being pregnant take a look at was optimistic.
She stated the sufferer cried bitterly.
She additional alleged that the officers requested intercourse in change for his or her freedom whereas others had been launched on bail starting from N15, 000 to N20, 000.
She stated, “I had an encounter with Hisbah about two months ago. I am currently a master’s student at BUK. Hisbah officers barged into my room, they met me with a male guest. I was cooking, they knocked and I opened the door. They arrested us both and took us to a building of theirs, held us hostage for a day.
“They took our phones from us. We met other people there, many others. About 30 students of BUK or more while others were non-students. They had arrested some prostitutes too. All of us were held at the same building. While we were there, some funny things happened.
“The Hisbah officials conducted HIV and pregnancy tests for everyone there. Those who tested positive for HIV were taken to the hospital and one person’s pregnancy test was positive.
“She was given a drug to abort the pregnancy without her consent, this happened in the same building where they took us hostage. When we confronted the woman who gave the pills for the abortion because she claimed to be a health worker, the woman said they were doing that because the girls were prostitutes.
“The girl cried so hard. She cried from the pain of the forceful abortion and losing her child. I saw her washed blood. They gave her N500 to buy food.
“While we were also there, the Hisbah boys were asking girls there to have sex with them, saying they would release them. Some ladies there slept with them in the building, then let them go.
“One of the boys physically abused me. He didn’t rape me because it was in the open. But he was touching sensitive parts of my body. I could only hit his hand.
“I boldly told them I was not aware that men can’t visit me. I have men in my class, in my church, in my house. Most of the occupants in my house are men. Why will they take me?
“They asked for ‘a ransom’ (bail money) from everyone there. I didn’t pay though because my uncle came and took me home. I didn’t pay a dime but others paid between N15, 000 and N20, 000. I thought our school would come for us.
“Some Igbo ladies there told me they just lodged in a hotel, two sisters, they came to the market to buy foodstuffs and lodged in the hotel. The Hisbah corps forcefully barged into their hotel room and took both of them. In fact, just two ladies, no man but Hisbah was like, why should they lodge in the hotel, that they are prostitutes. They said after all, what are hotels for.
“They took people from the streets, hotels, and houses.”
Officials of Hisbah in March equally invaded some off-campus hostels at Danbare, a small group straight reverse the college’s gate.
It was learnt that the Islamic police broke into the scholars’ rooms and took them to their workplace.
Despite condemnation from Nigerians, the Hisbah group has continued its push for an Islamic agenda within the North.
The company established to implement Sharia regulation in some states within the area just lately banned fashionable haircuts, sagging of trousers, taking part in of music at social occasions by disk jockeys and tricycle riders from adorning their automobiles with footage thought-about to be obscene and towards the tenents of Islam.
This was along with different uncommon directives reeled out by the Islamic police.
Hisbah just lately made headlines for shaving fashionable haircuts of younger males in Kano and arresting folks for improper dressing.
They are additionally infamous for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.