648 beggars have been arrested in Kano metropolis by officials of Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly violating the law on ban of street begging from February till date.
The board's spokesperson, Lawan Ibrahim said the beggars were arrested around Bata Area Murtala Muhmamed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.
Ibrahim who disclosed that 416 females and 232 males were arrested during the raid, added that they will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to abide by the law .
“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."