COVID-19: 200 almajiri youths arrested in Kwara

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By Dayo Ademola, Florin


Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command, Saturday, intercepted about 200 almajiri youths at Kanbi- Oloru axis of Bode-Saadu-Okoolowo express way in the Moro Local Government Area of the state.

Acting on a tipoff, the police intercepted a lorry with registration number Kaduna MKA 54 XL, driven by one Shehu Hashiru of Manigi in Niger State said to be coming from Funtua in Katsina State.

A statement in Ilorin by the spokesman of the command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun instructed that “the lorry and the 200 almajiri youths be escorted by fully armed policemen to the border of Niger and Kwara States from where they claimed to have come.”

The command also solicited the cooperation of residents of border communities in the state to always volunteer information on movement of vehicles and people on illegal routes traversing their communities in violation of the ban on interstate travels by the government.

This brings to three the number of illegal travellers intercepted so far in the state including the first one at Okoolowo axis, Erin-Ile- Osun state border point and Kanbi-Oloru axis as the latest.

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