Nigerian Police on Sunday arrested 120 suspected commercial sex workers at a popular recreational centre following the operation done by the Sharia police, alongside the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Briefing newsmen, the Director General of police, Alhaji Abba Saidu Sufi said that the night raid was based on information by residents of the area.
Sufi said that out of the 120 girls arrested, 20 out of the figures were underage whose ages fell within 13, 14, and 17.
Sufi revealed that most of the suspects in its custody were not first time offenders.
The Director General explained that the body was ready to charge to court the suspects in line with the provision of “prostitution and other Immoral acts prohibition law 1000 of 2001”.
Also speaking, head of the Sharia police said that, initial screening conducted by the agency exposed that few of those detained were at the resort for wedding reception, pointing out that “such class of suspects had since been released and handed over to their parents.
Most of the boys sporting offensive hair style have been trimmed and barbed in line with our tradition and culture,” he said.
He further stated that “we have 37 boys and 79 girls who are mostly underage and as a matter of urgency we have invited their parents for pep talk”.
African continent has a large number of under aged girls who drop out of school fast because of poverty and indulge themselves into prostitution hence Nigerian government has promised to bring back such girls to school through its campaign.