Security operatives on Wednesday May 6, intercepted about 150 travelers including Almajiri children traveling in three vehicles along the Abuja-Kaduna road.
The Commissioner for Human Resources and Social Development in the state, Hafsat Baba disclosed that the travelers were trying to enter the state from the Federal Capital Territory, (Abuja) and Nyanya in Nasarawa State.
She told Channels TV that other almajiris were also intercepted in Soba and Giwa Local Government Areas of the state. Out of the 150 intercepted travelers, 90 are from Kano State, while the others are from Nasarawa and Birinin Gwari Local Government in Kaduna.
All the non-indigenous Almajiris and other travellers have been returned to their states, while those from Kaduna have been quarantined for a period of 14 days.