Rano Local Government Area of Kano State has banned people of the opposite sex from meeting together in public places at night.
The bye-law enacted to this effect is as a result of the reported cases of immoral activities between girls and boys, including divorcees.
Lovers can now only meet at daytime to discuss, the local authorities stated.
The local government information officer, Habibu Faragai, said the council chairman, Dahiru Muhammad, announced the law at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders.
Muhammad noted that the committee had raised alarm over the high rate of immorality in the local government area, adding that the concern guided the council to come up with the new law.
He said the law was meant to sanitise the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between the opposite sex.
The council boss directed the state’s Islamic police Hisbah board and other security agents at the local level to ensure compliance and arrest defaulters.
“Parents must welcome the decision and support it. If parents do not cooperate and such things happen again, the affected will face the consequences of their negligence,” the traditional ruler said.
He added that the agency would educate them on how Islam frowns on the use of mannequins and send its officials to apprehend and prosecute offenders.