Kano (NAN) The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 958 beggars for allegedly violating the law banning street begging on major streets in the state’s capital.
Malam Musa Tsangaya, in charge of the anti-begging unit of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that 203 of the arrested people were children, while 755 were adults.
“Our men arrested 958 street beggars around Bank Road, Civic Centre, Dangi Junction, Lugard Road and Magwan Junction violating the law, banning street begging in the Kano metropolis.
He said that 390 of the arrested beggars came from Kano City, while 568 were from Jigawa, Katsina and kebbi.
According to him, the remaining three are from neighbouring Cameroon and Niger republic.
Tsangaya said that 25 of the beggars had been charged to court, while 363 who were first-time offenders were handed over to their relatives
He said that three were suffering from mental disorder, while 570 were discharged.