On Saturday 9th of May 2020 taskforce security operatives in Cross River State intercepted truck carrying almajiri, the Almajiri were said to be about 30 in number.
They were intercepted along Gakem, Benue state and Cross River State border.
The Chairman of Cross River State COVID-19 border Dr Betta Edu, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria said she ordered the truck carrying the Almajiri to take back the children to where they came from and attached and escort to ensure the truck did not divert to another root.
I”her statement she said, it is very important for the federal government to support these children where they were rather than allow them move around from one state to another.”
“Coronavirus does not move, people move, so if these people are coming from states that has the virus, of course we in Cross River State we do not want them here.”