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Kano: 17 medicine hawkers arrested for using vulgar language

The government said the arrest was to sanitise the traditional medicine industry.

• November 9, 2020
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The Kano State Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) has apprehended 17 hawkers for using vulgar words while advertising traditional medicines in Kano metropolis.

The agency’s spokesman Abba Dalha, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Kano.

Mr. Dalha said that seven of the arrested vendors were advertising traditional medicines using microphones mounted on vehicles while the 10 others were advertising using wheelbarrows.

“In order to sanitise the traditional medicine industry in the state, PHIMA set up a taskforce,” Mr. Dalha said. “The taskforce’s terms of reference included liberating Kano people from the menace of rampant hawking of traditional medicines using vulgar words.”

He said that the arrested vendors would be sanctioned accordingly, calling for public support to enable the agency to achieve its objectives.

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