The Kano State Hisbah Board says it destroyed 25 beer trucks and arrested 2,260 criminal suspects in its operations from January to December.

The junta’s Commanding General, Dr. Harun Sani-Ibn, stated this when he briefed reporters at the junta’s headquarters on Thursday in Kano.

He said the trucks contained thousands of bottles of assorted beer, adding that more bottles would run out before January.

“Most of those detained for the criminal offense were handed over to the security agencies for the necessary proceedings, and the minors were reunited with their families.

“In the year under review, in order to reduce street begging within the metropolis, around 1,269 beggars were evacuated in one month and 386 were repatriated to their states.

“The Kano State Hisbah Board also managed to disperse 86 immoral gatherings and other similar crimes to reduce social vices across the state,” he said.

Ibn-Sina said that around 822 disputes were settled amicably, while some were still ongoing in various courts of law due to their complex nature.

It added that 15 couples got married in Hisbah, while 22 people converted to Islam during Da’awah in various parts of the state.

Ibn-Sina said the state government recruited 5,700 Hisbah Marshalls and 3,100 Hisbah Corps, as well as renovated buildings at the Hisbah headquarters and its local government offices.

The Commanding General said that a new Islamic court has been established at the junta headquarters, while the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has approved the elevation of Hisbah Mosque to Juma’at Mosque.

He advised parents to be extra vigilant and report anyone suspicious to the relevant authorities, as the agency will not let up in its efforts to cleanse the state of all forms of vices.