Hisbah, the Northern security outfit on Sunday confiscated and destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer estimated to be worth N200 million in Kalebawa, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano, following a court order.
Sadly, while the incident left the beer sellers counting their losses, Hisbah operatives received an increment in salary as well as new uniforms for the exercise.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who spoke during the exercise stated that the consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person is forbidden in Islam.
Ganduje who was represented by his Deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said, “even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State.”
The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge, in a statement noted that the Hisbah Board was established to prevent evil social acts in the state.
Hassan buttressed the administration’s commitment to enhancing the welfare of Hisbah, while expressing pride over the activities of the security outfit.
“My administration is proud of the way you discharge your duties. I urge all stakeholders to give you all the needed support to enable you succeed,” he said.
Commander General of Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina, disclosed the beer confiscated is worth over N200 million.
He explained that the board got a court order to destroy the over 20 trucks of alcohol, assuring that the outfit will not relent in its fight against immoral acts capable of destroying society.