Kano State Hisbah Board raided Shisha joints and arrested 25 Shisha smokers , 16 males and 9 females, as part of efforts to enforce the ban on smoking tobacco in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Lawan Ibrahim-Fagge, said it confiscated an unspecified number of Shisha wraps and over 100 pipes used by the smokers at popular joints along Lamido Street, Central Hotel, Falantino Hotel and A7 Restaurant in the metropolis as contained in a statement on Thursday January 27.
“The arrested youths, 16 males and 9 females, have regretted their actions and promised not to smoke Shisha again. So, we have released them as first offenders,” Sina said in the statement.
The commander-general explained that the state House of Assembly and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had already passed and signed a bill banning the smoking of Shisha into law and forwarded same to the board for enforcement.