Photos - Sharia Police destroy 240,000 bottles of beer in Kano State

According to AFP, the Sharia law enforcers called Hisbah, launched sweeping crackdowns in Kano since September, following a state government directive to cleanse the commercial state of “immoral” practices.They destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer they had confiscated from trucks coming into the city.

So, on Wednesday, a large bulldozer smashed the confiscated 240,000 beer bottles to shouts of “Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah headquarters in Kano.Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also destroyed.

Kano’s Hisbah chief, Aminu Daurawa, at the bottle-breaking ceremony stated.

We hope this measure will help restore the tarnished image of Kano“We hereby send warning to unrepentant offenders that Hisbah personnel will soon embark on an operation into every nook and cranny of the state to put an end to the sale and consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants,”