Many Almajiris who tried gaining entry into Ondo state on Monday May 4 from Sokoto State, were sent back.
The Almajiris who were about 25 in number reportedly walked through bush paths after entering the state to beat the blockades by security officials enforcing the lockdown directives, before reentering a truck they were travelling with on the highway.
The state’s Police spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro said the almajiris were taken out of the state after being intercepted by security operatives who were alerted by the state authorities. He said the interstate travel violators came in through Kogi State which shares boundaries with Ondo State.
Tee Leo-Ikoro said;
“This afternoon, we took them back to the boundary between Ondo and Kogi, because they said they came through a village in Kogi State.
“We have to take them back to the boundary and asked them to return to Sokoto.
“With the blockade of those paths, because they know all the bush paths, we have ensured that no one is allowed to go through it. They were returned in the same truck they came in with.”