Kano State Hisbah corps (religious police in Kano State, responsible to enforce Sharia) destroys beer bottles worth #200m in the state.
Some citizens of the state have celebrated the group for this act, calling it “heroic”.
The state governor, Umar Ganduje, has promised to increase the salaries of the Hisbah officers. He further said that the consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants that can alter one’s mental state is not accepted in Islam.
“For the good job that found and destroy these beers, Kano State Government will review your salary. Kano Government will show appreciation to you by changing your uniform too,” Deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna said in his speech.
The Hisbah police which is state-owned police is known for arresting people who do not dress or behave under Islam.