Hisbah arrests 178 Kano street beggars

Mr Haroun Ibn-Sina, Commander-General, Kano State Hisbah Board.
Mr Haroun Ibn-Sina, Commander-General, Kano State Hisbah Board.

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 178 suspects in Kano metropolis for violating the law against street begging from September to November 2020.

The Commander-General of the board, Mr Haroun Ibn-Sina, said this in Kano on Monday.

“The suspects were arrested along Alu Avenue, Dan’agundi, Taludu, Race Course, Sharada, Kofar Mazugal in the city.

“Among those arrested 102 were females, while 76 were males.

“The board will continue to arrest beggars who refuse to abide by the law.

“Street begging has been reduced in the state since the board began its operations against offenders,” he said.

He said the board will make sure that the state became totally free from street begging in the nearest future.

The Commander-General also said that those arrested had been screened, saying that first-time offenders will be handed over to their relatives.


  1. Please Lagos state government and governor should borrow a leaf from his Kano state counter part to ban street begging, hawking and Okada riders in Lagos as all these people are constituting nuisance in Lagos.

    Here Kano state government made the law and they are executing it, why is it that the Lagos State government is always lazy and unserious in executing any of its laws especially on beggars, hawking and Okada riders.

    It is either the governor wake up to his responsibilities or resign, we can not continue with all the none sense in Lagos being perpetrated by some idiots from other states.

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