The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said no fewer than 345 Almajiri have been received in the
state from others states.
The governor who stated this at a press conference on Wednesday at the Government House, Bauchi, said over 198 almajiris brought into the state from Plateau State had been quarantined.
He further stated that the teacher of the almajiris children from Plateau
State had shown symptoms of COVID-19.
He said, “We have received a total of 345 from other northern States.
Mohammed gave a breakdown of some of the Almajiri to include ‘198 from Plateau State, with only the Mallam having symptoms and he will be treated; 42 almajiris returning from Kano which is a high risk
area. All their samples have been taken and they have been kept in isolation.”
He added that 38 Almajiris from Gombe State were returned while “six of the Kaduna returnees have symptoms (of COVID- 19 ) and they are under
quarantined and we are going to take their samples.”
The governor further stressed that the state had started profiling some of the Almajiris that were not from Bauchi with intention of repatriating them to their respective states,
adding that there were some Almajiris from other countries like Niger in the state who will also be taken back.
“In the whole north, we are the state with the least number of Almajiris and we are the ones with the highest number of Almajiris.”