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11 Apr 2017

175 Children,314 Adults Arrested By Kano State Government In 2-Months For Street Begging

The Kano State Hisbah Board has disclosed that it had arrested 489
beggars in February and March 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 (NAN) in Kano that 175 of those arrested
were children while 314 were adults.

Tsangaya said; "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.

"Out of the 489 beggars, 314 were adults, both male and female, while
175 were children who engaged in begging by the road side and in the
premises of major businesses," He stated that 300 of the arrested
beggars hailed from
Kano city, while 237 were
from Jigawa, Katsina and

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

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