The Jigawa State Hisbah Command on Thursday at Kazaure Local Government Area burned another batch of confiscated alcohol.
The burning of alcoholic beverages was the ninth time in recent weeks. Hisbah has seized alcoholic drinks totalling 5,550 bottles and cans it claimed were worth N3.2 million.
Speaking after the destruction of the drinks, the head of the Hisbah command in Jigawa, Ibrahim Dahiru, said the exercise was conducted following a court verdict authorising the destruction of the alcohol.
“Islam forbids alcohol consumption and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of humans, thus, the Hisbah is committed to ensuring the good mental health of residents of the state,” Mr Dahiru said.
“In Islam, alcohol is strongly forbidden. The law of the Jigawa State Government has prohibited the trading and consumption of alcohol,” he said.
Mr Dahiru said the command will sustain the fight against the immoral act statewide, to ensure the safety and wellness of the residents.