Hisbah Board in Jigawa has seized 1,426 bottles of assorted alcoholic beverages in two local government areas of the state.
The Hisbah commander in the state, Ibrahim Dahiru, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse, the state capital on Thursday.
Dahiru said the command also seized a 25-litre jerrican of local beer, popularly called “burukutu”.
He explained that the alcoholic beverages were confiscated when the Hisbah personnel raided hotels, drinking joints and spots in the two affected areas.
The commander added 15 suspects, including a woman, were apprehended in the raids.
According to him, 177 bottles of assorted beer, 25 litres of burukutu and 14 suspects were arrested on April 3, in Gumel local government area.