The Kano State Hisbah Board on Wednesday arrested 92 beggars in Kano metropolis for disobeying the law on street begging in the state.
Mallam Dahiru Nuhu, the Officer in charge of the board’s anti-begging unit, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Nuhu said that the beggars were arrested at about 1:00 a.m. in different parts of the city, including Civic Centre, Lodge road, Yankura market and Yankaba Bus stop.
He said that 89 of the arrested suspects were street urchins (almajiris) aged between nine and 12.
“Most of the beggars were from Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe and Niger Republic.
“Those who are not from Kano would be repatriated to their states and advised to find something tangible doing to better their lives.
“While the Kano State indigenes among them were properly screened, counselled and thereafter released since they were all first timers.”Nuhu stated
He further advised parents to be attentive to their children and enrol them in schools to become resourceful people in future.