Before now there has been a rumour about the importation northern children known as Almajiri into South East and especially Abia and the State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu instructed the Security agents in the state to be on red alert.
Just in the early hours of today many of them were intercepted at the boundary between Enugu and Abia States. Report from Abia blogger PUO has it thus…
Abia State Homeland Security team led by the Commisioner for Homeland Security, Prince Dan Okoli, today intercepted another group of Almajiris hidden in cattle trucks at Enugu – Abia border along the Enugu -Port Harcourt Highway.
Overnight, several trucks conveying food items with several almajiris hiding in them were turned back at the same border.
Meanwhile, the state Government has directed that more homeland security agents be deployed to one of the borders with Akwa Ibom State following the interception of a Dangote truck conveying almajiris alongside goods destined for Akwa Ibom State.
The people of South East with the security agents should beef up security to stop this illegal migrants and prosecute them especially now that inter state borders are closed by the federal government.