The Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed One million,nine hundred and seventy five thousand bottles of beer at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government .
Hisbah is a Islamic religious Police Force created with the aim of ‘bringing accountability’ and to ‘enjoin good and forbid wrong’. The Kano state arm has on Sunday, November 8 destroyed 1.9 million bottles of beer alleged to be worth about 200 million.
Beer drinking is considered a sinful act in Islam which was why the destruction of the confiscated bottles was carried out. This act has generated sparks online and on Nigerian social media the hashtag ‘#Hisbah’ is trending.
Although some Nigerians have said it was a welcomed development others are of the opinion that even though beer drinking was sinful in Islam not all residents in Kano were Muslims as many other tribes live in the metropolis.
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