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Kano State arrests 489 beggars

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489 beggars were arrested in February and March by the Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

Malam Musa Tsangaya, Head of the Anti-begging Unit of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that 192 of those arrested were children while 228 were adults.

“Our men arrested the street beggars around France Road, Dangi Junction, Lugard Road, Murtala Mohammed Way and Magwan Junction violating the law banning street begging in Kano metropolis.

According to him, the remaining nine are from Cameroon and Niger Republic.

Tsangaya said some of them had been charged to court, while four of them suffer mental disorder.

(NAN)

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