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Kano Hisbah destroys drinks worth millions of naira

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

Kano — The Hisbah Commission charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Sharia’s legal system that prohibits the consumption of alcohol in Kano has destroyed 34,000 bottles of assorted alcohol at Dambatta Local Government Area of the state.

The destruction witnessed by no fewer than seven local government council chairmen as well as three district heads and officials of the Hisbah also attracted thousands of faithful who chanted “Allah is great, Allah is great” during the exercise.

The Commission’s secretary, Mr Sunusi Aliyu Salisu, told journalists that the drinks were impounded by officials of the commission from different parts of the commercial city  last year.

Salisu said vehicles conveying  the “prohibited drinks” were intercepted along Zaria, Ibrahim Taiwo and Hadejia roads within the metropolis, adding that the Hisbah had recorded tremendous success in its bid to enforce the ban on consumption and dealing in alcoholic in the state.

He, however, explained that to ensure effective operation of the board, the exercise would now be carried out in different parts of the state.

Salisu said Gwarzo area would be the next venue where impounded alcoholic drinks would be destroyed, disclosing that the rationale behind the zoning was aimed at keeping the  populace abreast of the law banning the consumption and dealing in  illicit business which is against the Sharia.


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