Beggars in their hundreds on Saturday took to the streets in Kaduna , threatening to take legal action against the State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai over ban of street begging and alleged defamation of their character as terrorists.
Governor el-Rufai as part of security measures had on last Tuesday after Zaria blast that killed scores, announced ban on street hawking and begging and arrest of anyone found on the streets. The beggars who stormed the Kaduna State Council secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), said the governor’s ban is a way of calling them terrorists hence the need to take legal action against the Governor for defamation and to seek redress. Read more
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