The Kano state Hisbah board has said about 1,429 beggars have been arrested between January and August, 2017.
Malam Dahiru Muhammed, an official of the board on Monday said that 420 of those arrested were children, while 1,009 were adults.
Muhammed said that the arrests were carried out around Lodge Road, Magwan Junction, Kwari, Katsina Road and Wapa, all in Kano metropolis.
A further breakdown showed that 860 of them were from Kano city, with 551 coming from Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger States, while 18 were from Chad Republic.
According to him the board released beggars that were first offenders and those suffering from mental disorder, while others from neighbouring states were taken to their respective local government areas.
Muhammed said that the board had concluded plans to train the beggars on various skills acquisition so as to engage them in productive ventures and keep them off the streets.