Expelled manu militari from the Senegalese capital, more than 450 Nigeriens practicing begging, were repatriated to the country by the authorities.
In the aftermath, the Nigerien government declared that this phenomenon has nothing to do with the situation of insecurity linked to terrorism or the food deficit.
According to the authorities, it is rather a question of illicit trafficking of migrants and human trafficking organized by criminal groups towards certain neighboring countries.
Generally, “professional” beggars spend their days calling out to passers-by, especially at traffic lights, begging for a few coins.
A growing phenomenon that some know how to take advantage of.