The Kano Film Censorship Board has banned the production or selling of movies that displays kidnappings, drug addiction, and snatching of GSM phones in the state.
Ismaila Naaba Afakallah The Board Executive Secretary, said the reason for the ban is to curb these vices.
He said: “Henceforth, we will not allow films displaying Kidnappings, drug addiction and GSM phones snatching which has now taken toll on Kano residents.”
He further 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.
He added: “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.”