By Babajide Okeowo
The Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed over 3.8 million bottles of assorted beer worth over N1.1 billion that were confiscated in the last few months.
The Commander-General of the board, Dr Harun Ibn- Sina, stated this during the destruction of the seized beer at Tudun Kalebawa, Dawakin Tofa local government area on Wednesday.
Ibn-Sina explained that the board is winning the fight against drug abuse, intoxicants and all other societal vices.
He said the state government approved the destruction of the intoxicants, hence the conduct of the exercise.
“This paved the way for the board to secure a court order from Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kano, to damage all the seized beer in its custody.
“The sale, consumption, and possession of alcoholic substances are prohibited in the state,” Ibn-Sina, added.
He commended the state government for its dedication towards mitigating societal problems and ensuring that Kano competes with others globally.