Hisbah Police Destroys Beer Worth ₦500Million In Kano
Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed beer worth more than 500 million naira in Kano State.
Hisbah declared that the action was taken to bolster their efforts against the illegal importation, sale, and consumption of alcohol in the northern state.
During the destruction of the bottles, Sheikh Sani Harun Ibn-Sina, the Commandant of Hisbah, stated that they were acting on a court order to destroy the alcohol.
He emphasized their determination to continue the fight against activities that violate the teachings of Islam.
Recall a 2015 report by the ICIR claims that revenue derived from Value Added Tax (VAT) on alcoholic beverages made up a significant portion of about N525.74 billion received by Kano State in federal allocations since 2015.
Sheikh Sani Harun further stated, “In Kano State, there is a law that prohibits the importation, sale, and consumption of alcohol and other similar intoxicants. Therefore, we will continue to exert significant efforts to ensure that the law is obeyed and that the state is free of these harmful substances.
“This is not the first time we have taken such action. In the first phase, we destroyed approximately one million bottles. In the second phase, we destroyed about two million bottles, and now we are destroying 2.5 million bottles.”
Kano state is not the only northern state in Nigeria that has banned the importation and sale of alcohol; other states practicing the Sharia law have done the same in recent times. They are Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara and Niger.