The Lagos State government has deported not less than 70 northerners, who were found publicly begging, an act which has been banned in the state.
The beggars were reportedly captured at various location across the state while sitting at the railways and bus parks.
The deportees were transported to Kano State after being bundled out of Lagos, where they were stationed.
Some of the deportees told reporters in local Hausa radio program monitored in Kano, on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 that the Lagos State government held them for months and exposed them to hardship before they were transported to Kano.
Some of the returnees also claimed to be originally from Kaduna, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara and Niger States.