The Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, has said that the council has concluded plans to ban street begging and clear destitute within the metropolis of the council.
He said the decision was arrived at after dangerous weapons were allegedly found in possession of one of the beggars in the metropolis recently.
Addressing newsmen yesterday in his office, Galadima said the council would repatriate all the beggars back to their respective home states.
He said the discovery of the weapons caused panic among residents of the area, adding that the discovery was a dangerous shift in Boko Haram tactics.
He said the disabled person was found with a pistol and some explosives.
“If not for God’s intervention who exposed that beggar, Kuje would have been in another mourning mood now,” he said.
The chairman, therefore, called on residents of the council to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious and strange faces to security agents in the area, while urging house owners to be wary of the kind of visitors they host in their homes.