Hisbah destroys 260 cartons of alcoholic drinks in Bauchi (photos)
Islamic police popularly known as Hisbah has destroyed 260 cartons of alcoholic drinks in the Misau Local Government Area of the state.
The Permanent Commissioner in charge of Hisbah, Barrister Aminu Isah, who disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, May 30, said the exercise was conducted in the presence of security agencies and the Chairman of the Bauchi State Shariah Commission.
According to the commissioner, Hisbah acted based on Section 403 of the Bauchi State law which empowers it to stop the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.
“The state Hisbah command would like to reitrate its commitment and determination in ensuring that the provision of Sharia will continue to be fully implemented across the state and without vindictiveness, witchunt, fear or favour,” the statement reads.
“While we solicit for understanding and cooperation of all and sundry, the state Sharia commission wishes to appreciate the people of the state for their understanding and cooperation which serves as the catalyst for the successes recorded in making Bauchi a crime free society.”
See more photos from the exercise carried out on Wednesday, May 26.