An official of the Kano State hisbah board, Malam Dahiru Muhammed says the board has arrested 1,429 beggars for violating the law banning street begging, between January and August.

Muhammed, who is specifically attached to the board’s anti-begging unit, told newsmen in Kano that 420 of those arrested were children, while 1,009 were adults.

He said that the arrests were carried out around lodge road, Magwan Junction, Kwari, Katsina road and Wapa, all in Kano metropolis.

A further breakdown showed that 860 of them were from Kano City, with 551 coming from Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger States, while 18 were from Chad Republic.

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