As part of the efforts to rid the streets of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital of beggars, the state government has repatriated no fewer than 78 beggars to five northern states in the country.
The beggars were repatriated to Katsina , Kaduna, Kano , Bauchi, and Zamfara states.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital, the Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Kabir Buba, said they were evacuated from different parts of Lokoja metropolis, including Old Market, Zango, Ganaja Village, and Obasanjo Square.
She explained that their evacuation was not done to discriminate against them but to rid the street of beggars roaming the state capital.
She assured that the state government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello will not relent in its effort in getting beggars off the street.