Kano state Bans street begging ;21 beggars arrested for violating the law

Kano State Hisbah Board said on Tuesday that it had arrested 21 beggars for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state in one week.

Malam Umar Yahaya, the Public Relations Officer of the Board, disclosed this while speaking in Kano.

Yahaya said that the suspects were arrested in different raids in the metropolis, adding that eight of them were children, while 13 were adults.

The public relations officer explained that the arrests were carried out in areas around Bata, Bank and Kabuga roads.

He added that the board had released 11 of them after being identified as first time offenders, while the rest 10 were taken to court.

Yahaya enjoined beggars to acquire vocational skills to sustain themselves rather than rely on street begging for livelihood.

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