Hisba officials in the state of Kano attacked some Bayero University hostels in Cannes off campus, arresting students of the opposite sex found in the same room.
SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night in Danbare, a small community directly opposite the university gates.
Islamic police were found to have broken into student rooms and taken them to their office.
The source said the operation by the state’s religious body sparked tensions in the neighborhood while other students watched all night for fear of the unknown.
Despite the condemnation of Nigerians, the Hisbah group continued to advocate an Islamic agenda in the north.
The agency established to enforce sharia law in some countries in the region recently banned stylized haircuts, loose pants, playing music at social events, disc jockeys and tricycle drivers to decorate their vehicles with images deemed obscene and against residents of Islam.
This was in addition to other unusual directives issued by the Islamic police.
Hisbach recently published headlines for shaving young men’s stylish hairstyles in Cannes and arresting people for improper dressing.
They are also known for destroying trucks of alcoholic beverages.