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Kogi government intercepts 150 vulnerable Almajiris, turns back to Kano

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The Senior Special Assistant to Kogi State Governor on Security Matters in Lokoja Local government Area,  Mallam Mohammed Dansebe  on Monday revealed that  about 150 Almajiris  from Kano were intercepted.  

He said they have all been sent back to Kano, saying that “the Almajiris, who were in different trucks, were intercepted at Lokoja Local Government Area by a joint security outfit tagged “Operation Lungun Lungun.”

He disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja,  adding that the lives of residents of Kogi State remain a priority of the current government.

“Some days ago, we sent back some Almajiris who wanted to enter Lokoja. With sent them back to Kano.”

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Commissioner for information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, in a short text to newsmen on the matter said: “No influx. So we are not worried. We are on top of the situation. No cause for alarm.

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