Kano State Hisbah Board, an Islamic security outfit on Sunday confiscated and destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer estimated at N200 million.
The incident took place in the metropolis of the state, following a court order.
While the beer sellers were counting their losses, Hisbah operatives received salary increment and new uniform for the exercise.
Speaking during the exercise at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa local government, 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 (CPS) to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge, noted the Hisbah Board was established to prevent evil social acts in the state.
The Governor explained as part of his administration’s effort of enhancing the welfare of Hisbah, before 2020 runs out, there would be a salary increase and new uniform for its members.
“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.