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Hisbah arrests 48, confiscates 37 cartons of beer in Jigawa

Hisbah arrest 36 suspects, confiscates 647 bottles of beer in Jigawa
Written by Maritime First

…As Shiite group invades NASS Complex, injures 3 police men***

Hisbah, the Sharia law enforcement agency in Jigawa, says it has arrested 48 suspects and confiscated 37 cartons of beer in Taura Local Government Area of the state.

Hisbah Commander, Malam Ibrahim Dahiru, made this known to newsmen in Dutse on Tuesday.

Dahiru said that the suspects were arrested after operatives of the agency, in collaboration with the police, carried out a raid at  Gugunju village.

He also said that 30 women suspected to be commercial sex workers and 18 men were arrested during the raid.

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The suspects, he said, had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

Dahiru commended residents of the area, particularly the youths, for supporting the agency to discharge its duty smoothly.

“We are advising people to stop engaging in immoral acts and other vices that can destroy our society.

“ We will continue to fight against immoral acts, including consumption of alcohol.

“Again, we are also reminding people that consumption of beer remains prohibited in all parts of the state,” Dahiru said.

In the meantime,  members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria- the Shiite on Tuesday, invaded the National Assembly Complex throwing stones and injuring three police men.

The invaders stormed the complex at about 1.30 p.m., demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky who has been in detention for about four years.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that injured police men were rushed to the NASS clinic for treatment.

The protesters forced their way through the first gate near the Federal Secretariat and headed to the main building where they clashed with security operatives.

Some vehicles’ screens were broken with stones in the process, resulting in the closure of the second gate by security agents who placed restriction on movement in and out of the building.

NAN also reports that plenary is still going on at the House of Representatives.

Additional police men are also being deployed in strategic locations to forestall total breakdown of law and order in the complex.




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