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648 beggars have been apprehended in Kano metropolis by officials of Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly violating the law on ban of street begging from February till date.

However, it was gathered that the board’s spokesperson, Lawan Ibrahim revealed that the beggars were apprehended around Bata Area Murtala Muhmamed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.

Ibrahim also divulge that 416 females and 232 males were apprehended during the raid, added that they will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to abide by the law .

He said; 

“We will make Kano streets beggar-free.

”Those arrested have been screened and those who were are first time offenders, will be handed over to their relatives.

“Those who are not first time offenders would be charged to court.”

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