The Kano State Government through the Hisbah Board has destroyed 20 trucks of alcoholic beverages earlier confiscated. The alcoholic drink comprising of about 1,975 bottles of beer estimated at N200 million were destroyed on Sunday.
Kano State Hisbah Board is a religious police force responsible for the enforcement of Sharia especially against the consumption of alcohol in the state.
Speaking during the destruction exercise at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person is forbidden in Islam.
“Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the state,” Ganduje, represented by his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge, noted that the Hisbah Board was established to prevent evil social acts in the state.
Addressing the security unit, the governor said, “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.”
Commander-General of the Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Muhammad Ibn Sina, said the seized brew was worth over N200 million, adding that the board got a court order to destroy the over 20 trucks of the alcoholic beverage.