Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested 178 street beggars in Kano metropolis for violating laws against begging in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria.
Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina, the Commender-General of the board disclosed this on Monday that the violators were arrested along Alu Avenue, Ta’ludu, Race Course, Sharada, Dan Agundi and Kofar Mazugal in Kano City.
He said the arrests were carried out between September and November 2020.
“We have successfully captured 102 females and 76 male street beggars,” Ibn Sina said.
“Hisbah will continue to arrest any perpetrator who refused to abide by the law against begging in Kano State.”
“The board will work hard to ensure that Kano State is free from street begging, however, first-time offenders will be handed over to their relatives,” he added.
He also revealed that the act has been reduced in the state since the Hisbah men began serious operations against offenders.
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