The Kano Film Censorship Board has made it illegal to show or sell films in the state that depict kidnappings, drug addiction, or the stealing of GSM phones.
Ismaila Naaba Afakallah, the Board Executive Secretary, indicated in a discussion that the prohibition is required because the concerns at hand have become well-known among citizens.
“From now on, we will not allow films depicting kidnappings, drug addiction, or the stealing of GSM phones, all of which have taken a toll on Kano residents.”
The move, according to Afakallah, is targeted at minimizing the threat and the likelihood of young people committing illegal activities. He began by saying that if they see an actor, they want to meet him or indulge in the acts.
“Not every young man has the perseverance to comprehend the acts of fictional films. Someone could misinterpret it as fact and put it into practice, therefore we must act now before it is too late,” he continued.