The Lagos State government has deported 70 northerners, found publicly begging, which has been banned in the state.

Beggars on a Lagos street

The deportees are presently in Kano State after being bundled out of Lagos, where they were stationed.

Some of the returnees, according a local Hausa radio program monitored in Kano, complained that they were held for months and exposed to hardship before they were brought to Kano.

Some of them were said to be originally from Niger, Kebbi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

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