Shariah police confiscates alcohol bottles in Jigawa

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The Jigawa State Hisbah Command said it had confiscated 308 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks in a raid on a hotel on Friday after its target suspects fled.

The raid took place at 10:00am on Friday in Gumel, Ibrahim Dahiru, Jigawa’s hisbah commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Saturday.

He said, “Our operatives have raided a hotel in Gumel town on Gujungu Road where we succeeded in confiscating 308 bottles of assorted beer.

“But we were not able to catch anyone as those present took to their heels after they sighted our men.

“I’m using this medium to remind people that consumption of beer remains prohibited in all parts of Jigawa and Hisbah will continue to enforce that.’’

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He, however, explained that no arrest was made during the operation as the suspected owners and users ran away on sighting the operatives.

The commander added that the confiscated drinks were handed over to the police in the area for further action.

Dahiru added that the command would continue to ensure that people stopped engaging in immoral acts and other vices that were capable of destroying the society.

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