Dutse – Hisbah, the Sharia law enforcement agency in Jigawa, on Monday said its raid of beer parlours in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state, had led to the arrest of 34 persons and confiscation of 916 bottles of beer.
Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, the state Commandant of Hisbah, made the disclosure in an interview in Dutse.
Aliyu said that the operatives of the command carried out the raid on Sunday at Gada and Kanti quarters in Kazaure town.
He said that in addition to the 916 bottles of beer confiscated, 673 empty bottles, four Jericans, two coolers and two jumbo-size pots used in brewing local beer, were also recovered.
The commandant that Hisbah would continue to fight against immoral acts, including consumption of alcohol and reminded the people that consumption of beer remained prohibited in all parts of the state.
He therefore advised residents to desist from engaging in vices and other immoral acts capable of destroying the society.
Hisbah, on Nov. 4, destroyed 238 bottles of assorted beer in same local government areas of the state.