Beggars and hawkers banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state

– – Street begging and hawking has been banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state as officials make efforts to bring an end to the menace. A special taskforce has now been formed by the state authorities to ensure that beggars and hawkers do not roam the streets. Authorities have linked the activities of some of the beggars and hawkers to crime in the city as they are reported to be assaulting and robbing city residents. Police recently raised alarm over criminals disguising themselves as beggars and attacking Lagos residents. According to…

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