Kano State Karate Association has trained about 200 Kano State Hisbah Board corps on martial arts for self-defence.
This was announced in a statement issued by the Board Spokesman Lawal Ibrahim-Fagge, on Thursday.
The statement said Hisba Commander-General Harun Ibn-Sina said the operatives were in the best position to undergo various training on self-defence as they do not bear arms in the discharge of their responsibilities.
According to the statement Harun Ibn-Sina spoke during the presentation of a certificate of merit conferred on him by the karate association, noting that the training would help them protect themselves in case of any attack.
“I see this kind of action on TV. I thought they were unreal, just created for movie scenes until I see it myself. I have seen how my officers broke bricks with their bare hands without getting injured. This is impressive,’’ said the Hisba CG in the statement.
“Our personnel are in the best position to receive this kind of training because they don’t bear arms while on duty to get rid of social vices in the society.
“So, this kind of training would help them protect themselves in case of attacks,” he added.
He, therefore, stressed the need for the corps to continually maintain the culture of body exercises in order to remain fit.
The commander-general in the statement also said that the award, which is in recognition of his activities would not only boost his morale, but also the entire staff of the board towards effective services delivery, pledging to sponsor more Hisbah personnel to the training exercise.
The statement added that the leader of the Kano State Karate Association, Salisu Ibrahim, stated that a certificate of merit was presented to the leadership of the board in view of the role played in promoting sporting activities and development of karate among it’s corps members across the state.
Also known as She-Han, Mr Ibrahim said the award was also in recognition of hard work and commitment the present administration had put towards the development of karate in the state.