Kano State Government has banned movies showing kidnapping, drug addiction and stealing in the state.
The selling and showing of movies displaying kidnappings, drug addiction, and snatching of GSM phones has been banned by the Kano Film Censorship Board.
The Board Executive Secretary, Ismaila Naaba Afakallah, said the ban has become a necessity as the “issues at stake have now turned notorious among citizens.”
He said: “Henceforth, we will not allow films displaying Kidnappings, drug addiction and GSM phones snatching which has now taken toll on Kano residents.”
Afakallah explained that the measure was aimed at curtailing the menace and reducing the possibility of young people adopting criminal acts.
He added that once viewers have seen an actor engage in these acts in movies, they will also want to indulge in the acts without “knowing they are mere make-believe.”
“Not every young man has the tenacity of understanding fictitious films actions. Somebody might mistaken it as a reality and may go-ahead to practice it, therefore, we must act now before it is too late,” he added.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje sparked outrage online after he was caught on camera allegedly ‘trying to covert a Christian girl to Islam’.