The Ondo State government led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has sent back no fewer than 25 Almajiris who reportedly sneaked into the state from Sokoto.
Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro said that the Almajiris walked through bush paths after entering the state to beat the blockades by security officials enforcing the lockdown directives, before reentering a truck they were travelling with on the highway.
According to Leo-Ikoro, the interstate travel violators who came in through Kogi State which shares boundaries with Ondo State were later intercepted by security operatives who were alerted by the state authorities.
He said; “This afternoon, we took them back to the boundary between Ondo and Kogi, because they said they came through a village in Kogi State.
“We have to take them back to the boundary and asked them to return to Sokoto State.
“With the blockade of those paths, because they know all the bush paths, we have ensured that no one is allowed to go through it. They were returned in the same truck they came in with,” he added.