Officials of the Abia State Homeland Security led by the Commissioner for Homeland Security, Prince Dan Okoli on Tuesday intercepted over 100 almajiris on the Abia-Enugu border and sent them back to their respective states.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu who disclosed this during an interview with newsmen said the almajiris hid in a food truck heading into the state from the northern part of the country.
“Overnight, several trucks conveying food items with several almajiris hiding in them were turned back at the same border.
“We consulted the northern community around the border and they arranged together to move them back to wherever that they are coming from.
“We don’t want to quarantine anybody here, because they are not supposed to be here. There’s a national restriction of movement” Okiyi-Kalu said.