The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, following the devastating blast which occurred in Zaria on Tuesday, has issued a ban on Hawking and Begging in the streets.
Through his special media assistant, Samuel Aruwan, he said, “The Kaduna State Government has commended the people of the state for promptly embracing the crucial necessity of watchful vigilance and attention to security.
“The government has also announced further measures to enhance public security in the state. All beggars and hawkers are to stay off the streets until further notice.
“Any beggar or hawker found on the streets will be arrested, until these measures are relaxed.
“In addition, government reiterates that the ban on motorcycle taxis (achaba) remains in force, and the law will be strictly enforced in this regard. The government hereby urges all citizens to report all suspicious persons and movements to the security agencies, and to afford these agencies their maximum cooperation.”