Kano HISBAH board arrests 46 beggars

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The Kano State Hisbah Board has said that it has arrested 46 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

Lawan Ibrahim the spokesperson of the board made this known in a statement on Friday in Kano.

He added that the suspects were apprehended on Thursday afternoon during a special raid carried out between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Audu Bako Secretariat, Oasis Bakery at Taurauni, Magwan road and Iyaka road in the metropolis.

Beggars in Kano metropolis
Beggars in Kano metropolis

“The number comprises of 32 adults and 14 children.

“The board will properly screen them, counsel and thereafter release them since there are first-time offenders,” he said

August 28, the board arrested 60 other suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

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