KANO, 16 July 2021 – Islamic police in the northern Nigerian town of Kano have arrested five men and accused them of breaking laws on homosexuality.

A dozen northern Nigerian states which have Sharia Law on the books, including the state of Kaduna of which Kano is the capital, prohibit same-sex relationships.

Source - The Eagle Onbline

Source – The Eagle Onbline

Police Patrol Car in Kumbotso - Photo Linda Kejie's Blog

Police Patrol Car in Kumbotso – Photo Linda Kejie’s Blog

Nigerian law also bans same-sex relationships.

The Islamic Police Board in Kano said it arrested the young men after a raid in what they described as a “hideout” in the Kumbotso neighborhood after reportedly receiving a tip.

Those arrested could face up to 14 years in prison, under secular law, if found guilty.

They could face the death penalty under Sharia law.

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