Kano deports 60,000 beggars to four states, other countries

Beggars used to illustrate the story

Kano State Hisbah Board has repatriated 60,822 beggars to their respective states of origin and other countries between 2014 and 2015.

The director-general of the board, Abba Sufi, made the disclosure on Monday in Kano in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said the beggars were arrested at different locations within Kano metropolis.

“Some of the beggars were arrested and handed over to the police, while others were taken to court for proper prosecution,” he said.

Mr. Sufi said those arrested were made up of 20,348 adult male and female beggars and 10,658 children beggars.

He explained that out of the number, 12,310 were from Kano state while 16, 988 were from Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Niger States, while 270 were foreigners.

Mr. Sufi, however, did not disclose the countries the beggars were deported to.

The D-G added that 22 beggars were handed over to the police, 82 were taken to court while 86 who were found to be suffering from mental disorder, and were referred for medical attention.



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  • Otile

    This is inhumane. Why do Muslim governors always deport citizens against their will? Are those have-nots not Nigerians again? Who said that poor people have no right to live outside their state of origin? Sharia is a bane on society. Nigeria should divide, with a Mohammedan at the helm his fellow Mohammedans will show people pepper.

    • Iskacountryman

      islam abhors begging…

  • Dazmillion

    Why are they deporting them after using them for election. Kwankwosi was boosting that he mobilized 1 million of them to defeat Jonathan. Is this how to reward your faithful servants?

    • Iskacountryman

      those are not beggars but almajiris…