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Kano Hisbah destroys over 2 million bottles of alcohol

The Hisbah Board in Kano has destroyed 2.8 million bottles of alcoholic drinks it confiscated in the state.

Hisbah’s Commandant, Sheikh Sani Harun Ibn-Sina, said the items were destroyed in adherence with a court order.

According to him, getting rid of the products was part of efforts to strengthen its fight against the importation, selling and consumption of alcohol, which is contraband in the state.

Ibn-Sina said the Islamic police received an order from a court to destroy the alcohol, and he added that they won’t relent in the fight against acts that are contrary to the teachings of Islam.

He said; “There is a law that prohibits the importation, selling and drinking of alcohol and all other similar intoxicants in Kano State, and as such we will always work hard to ensure that the law is followed to rid the state of the harmful substances.

“This is not the first time we are doing this. In the first instance, we destroyed about one million bottles. In the second phase, we destroyed around two million bottles, and now we are destroying 2.5 million bottles.”

In other news, a lady has shared a sad story about her aunt as a result of taking a spiritual approach to a health challenge.

She said that the woman had cancer and she was discouraged by her pastor from seeking medical attention.

According to the niece known as @ebs_the_great on Twitter, the cleric would put anointing oil on her forehead while she was bedriddedn at home.

She said that it continued like that until her mum kicked down the room door and found her terminally ill aunt lying almost totally unconscious, so she called an ambulance.

@ebs_the_great explained that the woman died after a year and she blamed the church for what happened.

The post reads; My Aunt was discouraged from seeking medical attention for months by her church leader and she was so sick. He would go and put anointing oil on her at home, where she was bedridden.

She was really close to my Mum and we always used to be at her house. She avoided my Mum for time until my Mum literally kicked down her door one day. She found my Aunt barely conscious and called an ambulance. It was aggressive breast cancer. She died within about a year (went into remission but came back). She suffered so much and my 10 yr old cousin lost his Mum.

I think churches and these faith preachings are so dangerous. I really do. For that church leader to be going to the house and seeing my Aunt in that condition and rubbing oil on her? Her life was a mere experiment for him, and he didn’t give a fuck.

Forgot to mention, the discouragement she got from seeking medical attention was in the form of a spiritual/prophetic message. An ‘instruction’ that she must not go to any hospital or speak to any doctor.