The Kano State Hisbah Board on Thursday arrested 12 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging.
The Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Ibrahim said that the suspects were arrested between the hours of 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m at Unguwa Uku near Dangi roundabout in the city.
He said the suspects were underaged male kids whose ages were between 10 and 17 years, adding that they were arrested during different raids in the city.
“They were apprehended by members of a vigilante 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 said.
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.