Only registered pr0stitutes can practice in Maiduguri – Shettima

The Bornu State governor, Kashim Shettima, has announced several measures by his government that will tame social vices in the state.

The governor said beginning from January 20th, that alcohol and pr0stitution will be banned across the state.

Shettima also said only registered brothels with those who practice their trade in there will be permitted to do business.

The announcement was made by the Bornu State Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Kakashehu Lawan.

According to Justice Lawan, “The sale of alcohol is hereby banned throughout the state with effect from Jan. 20.

“All brothels and other spots where pr0stitution, immoral activities, sale and consumption of illicit drugs take place are hereby banned with immediate effect,” he said.

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The commissioner, however, explained that military and paramilitary formations across the state are exempted from the ban.

“Military and paramilitary formations (Mammy Markets are exempted as provided by the liquor prohibition law, 2000.

“Those engaged in the activities above found in Galadima, Gamboru, Moduganari, Wulari, and Hot Bite.

“Others include Baga Road, Mairi, London Ciki, Artillery and along Giwa Barracks.

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“They are hereby warned to take note of this directive, ” he said.

Lawan called on owners of unregistered chemists and patent medicine stores to register their outfits.

“All unregistered chemists and patent medicine stores are hereby warned to properly get registered.

“They are hereby called to register within two weeks from today or be forced to close down.

“Government will not tolerate a situation where unregistered or unlicensed persons engage in such businesses.

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“These businesses directly touches on the health of the citizenry,” he said.

Spokesperson of the Bornu State Government could not be immediately reached as to why Military men areas are exempted from these businesses.