By Khadija Aliyu
Kano state hisbah board says it had succeeded in apprehending 2,260 suspects, for various crimes during patrol from January to December 2022.
The commander general Kano state hisbah board, Sheikh Dr Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina,
made the disclosure while briefing radio Nigeria’s correspondent at hisbah headquarters Sharada Kano.
According to him,most of those arrested for criminal activities, were handed over to security agencies for necessary action,while the underage were reunited with their families.
He noted that,in the year under review, as part of efforts to mitigate street begging within the metropolitan local government areas, 1,269 beggers were evacuated within one month,where 386 were repatriated to their states.
The commander general explained that, in the area of curtailing societal vices, Kano state hisbah board, succeeded in dispersing 86 immoral gatherings such as same sex marriage,drug parties and other similar offences across the state.
Sheikh Dr. Harun highlighted that, 822 disputes were resolved amicably, while some are still on going at various courts due to their complex nature.
“Fifteen couples were married at hisbah while 22 people converted to Islam during da’awah in 2022”
He highlighted that, 25 trailers of beer containing thousands of bottles were destroyed in 2022,saying that additional bottles of assorted beer would be wiped out before January 2023.
On the area of strengthening hisbah activities,Sheikh Ibn Sina said, Kano state government had recruited 5,700 hisbah marshall as well as 3,100 hisbah corps, in addition to new structures and renovation of buildings, within the hisbah headquarters and local government offices.
He hinted that,over one thousand hisbah corps we’re trained at NYSC camp Kusalla Karaye local government area.Adding that, the state government had also provided new uniforms, and other working materials to the staff of the agency to further motivate them.
The commander general pointed out that, a new shari’a court was established at hisbah headquarters Sharada Kano, while the emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero approved the elevation of hisbah mosque to a juma’at mosque.
He said, the year 2022 would forever be remembered by the board for organizing a three day event tagged hisbah day, commemorated with activities such as road walk,visit to traditional and religious leaders,correctional facilities,grave yards and other important places across the state.
” Six hisbah personeel were sponsored to Saudi Arabia for Hajj to assist Kano pilgrims during the annual pilgrimage”
Sheikh Ibn Sina, advised parents and guardians, to be more vigilant and report any suspected person or character to relevant authorities, as the agency would not relent in it’s efforts of sanitizing Kano free of all forms of vices.