The Kano state Hisbah Board has destroyed over 2 million bottles of alcohol it has confiscated in the state within some period of time.
The board said the action is a move to strengthen its fight against importation, selling and consumption of the alcohol as it is regarded as contraband in the state.
Speaking while destroying the bottles of the alcohol in Kano, the Hisbah Commandant Sheikh Sani Harun Ibn-Sina said they received an order from court to destroy the alcohols, adding that they will not relent on the fight against acts that go contrary to the teachings of Islam.
“There is a law that prohibits importation, selling and drinking of alcohol and all other similar intoxicants in Kano state. As such we will always work hard and ensure that the law is being abided by and also to get the state rid of these harmful substances.
“This is not the first time we are doing this. In the first we destroyed about 1. Million bottles. In the second phase we destroyed around 2 million bottles and we destroyed 2.5 million bottles and we will keep doing more,” he said.
He reiterated commitment of the board to ensure social vices free in the state, adding that they have since deployed their personnel to various places to arrest non-fasting Muslims as we are in the Holy month of Ramadan.
Ibn-Sina further prayed for God to assist and guide them in discharging their duties in order to make the state free of social vices.