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Kano begins evacuation of Almajiri from streets

The Kano State government has started to put into effect its recent ban on begging in the state, as it clear about 1500 young Almajiri beggars off the streets.

A spokesman for Hisba, Malam Lawal Fagge made this known to a journalist in Kano.

In a report by the Nation, Malam Lawal said 70 per cent of the Almajiris were apprehended by Anti-Bara unit of the Hisba.

According to him, Those from outside the state have been sent back to their states of origin including Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Borno and Yobe states respectively.

He also attested that some of the young beggars are from Kano, Adamawa and neighbouring countries of Chad and Niger Republic.

“Those arrested children from Kano were classified and those who can read as well as write the Holy Qur’an were identified while we wait for further directives from the governor.”

He added that following the government’s ban on street begging some parents have voluntarily withdrawn their children from the streets.

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