Kano state government has arrested 30 herbal medicine hawkers for allegedly using vulgar words while advertising their products across the state.
The arrest was confirmed on Monday, November 9 by the Executive Secretary of the Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) under the Kano State Ministry of Health, Usman Tijjani Aliyu.
The executive secretary said that sanitisation exercise is ongoing to arrest these practitioners who go about on the major streets and market places using loudspeakers and vulgar words to advertise their products to their respective customers.
Aliyu disclosed that the task force also impounded 30 cars and 10 wheelbarrows used by the hawkers.
“The task force established by the Kano State Ministry of Health and my agency (Private Health Institutions Management Agency) was given the mandate to carry out the exercise.” he said.
“During the first exercise, we arrested 13 and now we arrested another 17 of them. The exercise continues. They were apprehended around Gyadi-gyadi/Court road, ‘Yan kaba bus stop, Janguza market, Kofar ruwa, Katsina road, ‘Yan kura and Bata. The task force is on a rampage to liberate the people of Kano State from the menace of rampant hawking of traditional medicines using vulgar words.”