Kano youths clash with Hisbah over alcohol confiscation

Written by on December 15, 2021

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Wednesday called for calm following a clash between youth and religious corps Hisbah.

The corps, responsible for the enforcement of Sharia law, stormed Abba Road in Sabon Gari and reportedly confiscated crates of beer worth millions of naira from sellers.

It was learnt that the action irked the youth in the area who mobilised and started blocking the streets with bonfires.

The police arrived at the scene and allegedly beat up residents and made indiscriminate arrests.

The governor, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, warned the people not to capitalise on the situation to perpetrate violence capable of throwing the state into chaos.

Ganduje noted that the state government has long worked for peace in the state.

He called on the youth to work towards maintaining the harmonious and peaceful coexistence between the diverse ethnic nationalities living in Kano.

The governor noted that security agencies will not shy away from confronting threats to peace, law and order even if it means making hard decisions in the public interest.

“As a government working for the peace, security, unity and progress of the state, we will not toy with our constitutional and statutory responsibility,’’ he said.

Ganduje added that the government, security agencies and people of conscience would continue to work for peace, law, and order.

He urged security operatives to “always be civil” in the discharge of their responsibilities.


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