Tag: Hisbah

Hisbah confiscates two vehicles carrying assorted beer in Kano

Kano State Hisbah Board says it has confiscated two vehicles loaded with 5,760 cartons of assorted beer on Kano/Madobi road. This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Lawan Ibrahim-Fagge, in Kano on Wednesday. The statement quoted the Commander­­-General of the board, Dr[Read More…]

A local government in Kano has forbidden lovers from meeting in public places at night to prevent ‘immorality’

Rano Local Government Area of Kano State has banned lovers from meeting in public places at night. The local government information officer, Habibu Faragai, revealed that the council chairman, Dahiru Muhammad,  the Council chairman announced the law at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders. Mr Muhammad[Read More…]

Hisbah orders shops in Kano to use headless mannequin to advertise clothing

The Islamic police force in Kano, a Muslim-majority state in Nigeria, has raised eyebrows after it ordered shops to only use headless mannequins to advertise clothing. “Islam frowns on idolatry,” Haruna Ibn-Sina, the commander of the Sharia police known as the hisbah, told the BBC. “With the head on it[Read More…]

Hisbah police seizes 260 crates of alcoholic drinks in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Hisbah Board has confiscated 260 crates of alcoholic drinks from hotels and nightclubs as part of its effort to enforce Sharia Islamic code. The permanent commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation, Aminu Balarabe, made this known while displaying the commodity in Bauchi on Tuesday. He said 216 crates[Read More…]

Religious police in Kano destroy truckloads of beer worth N200 million

The Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed one million, nine hundred and seventy five thousand bottles of beer confiscated within Kano metropolis. The drinks estimated at over N200 million (about $523,000), were destroyed following a court order to destroy over 20 trucks of alcohol. HIsbah is the religious police force[Read More…]

In Zamfara, Hisbah, Sharia Police Arrests Nigerian Police Officer with 3 Ladies in Hotel Room

Zamfara Hisba Commission says it arrested a police officer and three women allegedly engaged in social vices at a hotel in Gusau. Chairman of the commission, Dr Atiku Zawuyya stated this while parading the suspects at the commission’s headquarters on Monday. He said the police officer who is serving with[Read More…]

Sharia Law Enforcement Agency In Jigawa Destroy Bottles of Assorted Beer Worth Millions of Naira

Hisbah, the Sharia law enforcement agency in Jigawa, on Friday said it had destroyed 238 confiscated bottles of assorted beer in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state. Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, the State Commandant of Hisbah, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.[Read More…]

Hisbah (Islamic Police) Recovers 12 Abandoned Babies In Kebbi

The Kebbi Hisbah Committee on Tuesday said it recovered 12 abandoned babies in the state in the last one year. During the period under review the committee also amicably settled 332 civil cases, its Director, Alhaji Abubakar Augie, said. “We found the 12 dumped babies alive and took them to[Read More…]

240,000 Bottles Of Beer Destroyed In Kano

Sharia Police enforcing Islamic law in the city of Kano have publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday. This was done to reduce ‘immoral’ behaviours in the area. The drinks had been seized from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks,  the Hisbah force tasked with enforcing[Read More…]