• Sharia Law enforced strictly in the northern Jigawa State
• Beer consumption banned in the state
• Stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by DJs also banned
Authorities in Nigeria’s Jigawa State have reiterated the ban on alcohol consumption across the state.
Speaking to the media, the State Hisbah (religious police) commander, Malam Ibrahim Dahiri noted that the Jigawa State Hishbah raided a hotel in Gumel Local Government Area on Friday, May 14, 2021.
He said that they seized over 308 bottles of assorted alcoholic drinks in the raid.
According to him, the items were confiscated during an enforcement tour led by its operatives at one of the hotels in the area at about 10 a.m.
He indicated that no arrest was made as patrons took to their heels at the sight of the operatives.
“Our operatives have raided a hotel in Gumel town on Gujungu road where we succeeded in confiscating 308 bottles of assorted beer. But we were not able to catch anyone as those present took to their heels after they sighted our men.
“I’m using this medium to remind people that consumption of beer remains prohibited in all parts of Jigawa and Hisbah will continue to enforce that,’’ Dahiru said.
The commander added that the confiscated drinks were handed over to the police in the area for further action.
Malam Dahiru was of the view that the ban would continue to be in place until the residents halt all immoral acts in the state.
In Jigawa, Hisbah which was established to enforce Sharia Law, recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seized tricycles from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and against the tenents of Islam in some states.
Also in place is the ban of commercial motorcyclists and tricycle riders from carrying two women at a time.