Kogi: 78 Northern Beggars Deported To States Of Origin

By Chris Udochukwu

Lokoja -(Precise Post) -. No fewer than 78 homeless and mentally challenged persons have been extradited to their states of origin by the Kogi state government.

Those removed are from five states in the North including Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi and Zamfara.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Kogi, Hajiya Fatima Buba, said the beggars were evacuated from different parts of Lokoja metropolis including Zango, Ganaja Village, Obasanjo Square among others to the ministry’s rehabilitation centre where they will be transported back to their various home states.

Buba disclosed that the evacuation exercise was not discriminatory but to rid the streets of beggars roaming Lokoja metropolis.

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