Kano ‘deports’ 60, 822 beggars in two years

Kano ‘deports’ 60, 822 beggars in two years

Monday, December 21, 2015 7:33 pm


Beggars in Kano on a protest to the House of Assembly  two years ago. Photo: InformationNigeria

Beggars in Kano on a protest to the House of Assembly two years ago. Photo: InformationNigeria

Kano State Hisbah Board repatriated 60, 822 beggars to their respective states of origin and other countries between 2014 and 2015.

The Director-General of the board, Alhaji Abba Sufi made the disclosure on Monday in Kano.

He said that the beggars were arrested at different locations within Kano metropolis.

“Some of the beggars were arrested and handed over to the police while others were taken to court for proper prosecution,”he said.

Sufi said that those arrested were made up of 20, 348 adult male and female beggars and 10, 658 children beggars.

He explained that out of the number, 12, 310 were from Kano state while 16, 988 were from Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Niger states while 270 were foreigners.

The D-G added that 22 beggars were handed over to the police, 82 were taken to court while 86 who were found to be suffering from mental disorder were referred for medical attention.

Kano State has outlawed street begging.

 

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