By Khadija Aliyu
Kano state hisbah board has debunked rumours circulating that it’s personnel had attacked some youths at a bar which led to the death of one person at Sabon Gari in Fagge local government area of the state.
Speaking to newsmen the commander General of the Kano state hisbah board, Sheikh Dr. Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina explained that, personnel of the agency were at Sabon Gari following a tip off by some good Samaritans that, under age children were engaged in using and selling of intoxicants.
He said, premilinary investigations discovered that over two hundred youths were engaged in the illicit act and were sleeping in make shift tents and soccer viewing centers.
Sheikh Ibn Sina said on arrival the personnel discovered a large consignment of beer and other intoxicants in the bar and tents used for other illicit acts.
The commander general explained that,some of the irate youths attacked hisbah personnel and vandalised their vehicles there by injuring four officers while trying to confisicate the intoxicants in their possession.
” We are yet to recieve any report that someone lost his life.The agency only arrested one woman and so far the police had apprehended over 20 people over the incident”
He noted that, about two hours after concluding the operation, the agency recieved a report that some unpatriotic Nigerians have set up bonfires to protest the arrest of the bar owner .
Sheikh Dr. Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina attributed drug abuse to some of the major societal vices especially phone snatching which is on the rise in Kano.
He reiterated the agency’s commitment in eradicating all forms of vices and urged parents and guardians to be more vigilant and report any suspected person or character to relevant authorities.
Meanwhile the Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had issued a statement calling for the people of the state to remain calm and desist from engaging in any act capable of disrupting the prevailing peace in the state.
He called on residents particularly youths to work towards maintaining the harmonous and peaceful coexistence between the diffrent ethnic groups in the state.
“As a government working for the peace,security,unity and progress of the state,we will not toy with our constitutional and statutory responsibility”