Kano State Government have restored atleast 1500 almajiris to nearby states and countries days after it announced a ban on street begging.
This was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer of Hisbah also known as Sharia Police, Lawan Fagge.
Fagge said some of the almajiris were repatraited to their home states which includes Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Borno, Kano and Yobe. Others were repatraited to Chad and Niger Republic.
Revealing that some parents voluntarily withdrew their kids from the streets after the ban, Fagge added that Katsina has the highest number of repatriated almajiris while Jigawa State has the least.
According to report, about 70 per cent are children from the ages of seven and twelve.
Fagge also disclosed that there are old women who see begging as a business even when their families provide all they need; there are about 400 women in this category.
He said; “Those arrested children from Kano were classified. Those who can read and write the Holy Qur’an were identified awaiting further directives from his excellency the governor.”