Bauchi: Hisbah destroys 260 cartons of alcohol in Masau

The Bauchi state Islamic Police otherwise known as Hisbah has destroyed 260 cartons of alcohol in Misau local government area of the state.

Permanent Commissioner in charge of state Hisbah, Barrister Aminu Balarabe Isah, stated this in a press release issued to newsmen.

He noted that the exercise was carried out in the presence of the executive chairman of the state Sharia Commission, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Illela, critical stakeholders and security agents.

He said the action was in line with the provision of section 403 of the Bauchi state laws which empowers the Hisbah department to prohibit sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks in the prohibited areas.

“The state Hisbah command would like to reiterate its commitment and determination to ensure that the provision of Sharia will continue to be fully implemented across the state and without vindictiveness, witch hunt, fear or favour.

“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 state a crime free society,” he said.