The Borno State Government has banned street begging and loitering in Maiduguri city and environs.

 

The announcement is contained in a public note issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Prof. Usman Tar, on Sunday in Maiduguri.

 

Tar said street begging and aimless loitering were not part of the culture of Borno people.

 

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“In Borno State, street begging and aimless loitering are not in our character. We are dignified people.

 

“This is to inform members of the public that the Borno State Government has placed a strict ban on all street begging, loitering and gallivanting within and around Maiduguri Metropolis and Jere LGAs,” he said.

 

The notice said the ban was with immediate effect, warning that violators will be arrested.