The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested 12 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging.
The Public Relations’ Officer of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Ibrahim said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. at Unguwa Uku near Dangi roundabout in the city.
He said the suspects were underage male kids whose ages were between 10 and 17 years adding that they were arrested during different raids in the city.
He said: “They were apprehended by members of vigilance group and on interrogation we discovered that seven of them are from Kaduna and Katsina states while the rest five are street urchins in Kano.”
He further explained that those who are not from the state would be repatriated back to their states while the urchins would be sent back to their homes.