No fewer than 21 beggars have been arrested in one week for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the Kano state.
The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Hisbah Board, Malam Umar Yahaya, disclosed this while speaking in the state on Tuesday.
According to him, the suspects were arrested in different raids in the metropolis, adding that eight of them were children, while 13 were adults.
Yahaya explained that the arrests were carried out in areas around Bata, Bank and Kabuga roads.
He added that the board had released 11 of them after being identified as first time offenders, while the rest 10 were taken to court.
Yahaya enjoined beggars to acquire vocational skills to sustain themselves rather than rely on street begging for livelihood.
Hisbah is the enforcement arm of Sharia Law.