The announcement came through a public notice from Prof. Usman Tar, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Sunday in Maiduguri. Prof. Usman noted that street begging and aimless loitering do not align with the customary practices of the people of Borno.
“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 prosecuted.