Opperatives of the Kano State Hisbah Board have arrested 25 Shisha smokers, 16 males and nine females.

The Public Relations Officer of the board, Lawan Ibrahim-Fagge, in a statement, disclosed that it confiscated an unspecified number of Shisha wraps and over 100 pipes from smokers at popular joints along Lamido Street, Central Hotel, Falantino Hotel and A7 Restaurant in the metropolis as part of efforts to enforce the ban on smoking in the state.

He noted that the board would continue to raid hotels, restaurants and other social gatherings in the state.

“The arrested youths, 16 males and 9 females, have regretted their actions and promised not to smoke Shisha again. Therefore we have released them as first offenders,” Sina mentioned.

He added that the state House of Assembly and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had signed and passed a bill banning the smoking of Shisha into law and forwarded same to the board for enforcement.

He assured that the board would ensure effective enforcement of the law across the 44 local government areas of the state.