Hisbah, an Islamic police force which is responsible for the enforcement of Sharia in the Kano State, has reportedly arrested 648 street beggars in the state for violating an order by the state government which banned street begging.
Naija News learnt that the said number of beggars were arrested in the Kano metropolis by the Shariah police between February to this time.
The development was confirmed to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday by the board’s spokesperson, Lawan Ibrahim, who noted that the beggars were arrested around Bata Area Murtala Muhammed way, Nasarawa Hospital, Railway Station and Yahuza Suya junction in the city.
According to Ibrahim, 416 females and 232 males were arrested during the raid, added that they will continue to arrest beggars who paid a deaf ear to the law.
He said; “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,” Ibrahim added.
Meanwhile, Naija News reported earlier that Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has been made the permanent chairman of the Bayero Emirate Council.