Govt arrests 94 street-beggars in Kano

The Kano State government has said it arrested no fewer than 94 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

This was made known to journalists on Saturday by Dahiru Nuhu, the officer in charge of Anti-Begging Unit of the state’s Hisbah Board.

DAILY POST reports that Hisbah is an Islamic doctrine which refers to the duty of the government to intervene and coercively to keep the society in order according to sharia legal system.

Nuhu, who revealed that 24 of the street-beggars were children, while 70 were adults, said: “the suspects were arrested during different raids in the metropolis.

“The arrests were carried out in January in areas around motor parks and restaurants but first time offenders were warned and released.”

Nuhu urged people to shun begging but instead, use their hands to better their livelihood.

The violation of the law banning street begging in Kano attracts a minimum of three months jail term if convicted.

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