The Taraba State government has rejected 79 almajiri deported from Nasarawa.
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Officials from the state handed over a letter with instructions to take back the almajiri to Nasarawa, according to Daily Trust.
“The number of pupils brought to Taraba State is 79, not 102 as stated in the letter brought from Nasarawa state.
“The government of Taraba State wishes to return the pupils to you and requests that the pupils should be properly, profiled, indicating their local government of origin in Taraba State and individual status in respect of the pandemic,” part of the letter read.
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The letter further directed that the children should be accompanied by their respective teachers who will identify their parents at their respective Local Government Areas, and properly hand them over to their parents.
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Governors of the 19 northern states had agreed to send almajiri back to their respective states, as a way of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.