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The Arrest Of Beggars In Kaduna Has Sparked Controversy

Tensions are operating prime between the Kaduna State executive and particular pastime teams over the arrests of beggars.

Amongst the ones arrested had been blind, lame, deaf ladies and the aged.

A few of them advised the BBC that safety forces arrested them on Friday, within the state capital, whilst begging at the streets.

“Many of us were arrested, some in Kawo, some in Unguwar Sarki, some on Kano Street,” mentioned a beggar we spoke to.

A few of them complained concerning the unhealthy situation of where the place they had been stored, for there was once no meals and no water as the one that had to be named defined.

“Someplace, there are goat bones, the place we urinate, mosquitoes, there is not any meals, and because we had been arrested no person has introduced us meals, excluding those that have cash who purchase through themself.”

However the state executive, thru Hafsat Muhammad Baba, the commissioner for welfare, mentioned the transfer was once important in view of the beggars violating the principles and rules and failing to conform to executive rules.

She additionally mentioned that some communities beggars dwelling in have complained concerning the scholars’ environmental degradation.