Nigeria: COVID-19 Task Force Intercepts Almajiri’s At Cross River Border

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The Cross River Government and Security operatives intercepted and sent back another set of trucks carrying no fewer than 30 Quoranic education pupils Almajiri at the Gakem-Benue border in Cross River.

Dr Betta Edu, the Chairperson, Cross River COVID-19 Taskforce, told NEWSMEN , in Calabar that in quick response, she ordered that the almajiri children be taken back in the same trucks conveying them.

She said the trucks were intercepted by the Commissioner for Youths and Skills Acquisitions, Mr Signor Idiege, with a team of security operatives on enforcing the ”No Entry” directive of the government at the border.

She said Idiege also sent an escort to move with the trucks to ensure that they did not divert through any other route to the state.

She added that it is important for the Federal Government to support these people where they are rather than allow them move from one part of the country to the other.

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