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An unannounced raid in guests houses and alcohol joints in some parts of Jigawa State by Sharia Police paid off, as alcohol drinkers were nabbed red handed with many drinks confiscated in the raid.
It was gathered that the consumption of beer in all parts of the state had been prohibited, as the commandant of the agency reiterated their commitment in fighting immoral acts, including consumption of alcohol across the state….
Few years ago, the Sharia police, popularly known as Hisbah also destroyed 238 assorted brands of beer confiscated around Kazaure local government area of Jigawa state. Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, commandant of the agency made the disclosure, while speaking with journalists at Dutse, the state capital.
Aliyu explained that consumption of beer was prohibited in all parts of the state and reinstated the resolve of the agency to fight against immoral acts, including consumption of alcohol across the state. According to him, residents of Dutse in particular and the entire Jigawa state in general should desist from engaging in vices and other immoral acts capable of destroying the society.
The Islamic Police also destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer, seized from supply vehicles and minority Christian shop owners in Kano.
Alcohol is banned under sharia (Islamic law) in Kano and several other mostly Muslim northern states, although it is consumed in some areas especially the Sabon Gari district housing mostly Christian ethnic Igbo traders from the southeast.
“We thank God that our command has successfully destroyed about 244,151 bottles of beer of different sorts. We hope (this) will help restore the tarnished image of Kano,” said Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, head of the Hisbah uniformed Islamic squad at the site where the truck crushed the bottles at the city’s edge.