By Bukar Bolori
Yobe State on Monday received 125 Almajiris (street urchins) sent parking from the streets of Gombe by the Gombe State Government.
The Almajiris were indigenes of Yobe State, who were part of those ejected from Gombe state, in the latest clampdown by the government of the northeast state.
The Almajiris were received at an occasion in Damaturu, who had in attendance the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Mohammed Goje, Permanent Secretary, Yobe State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Yakubu Dukshi, the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) focal person in Yobe State, Dr Ali Abbas and Principal Government Secondary School (GSS) Damaturu, Mallam Auwalu Garba
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Secretary of SEMA said the 125 young boys were sent from Gombe state.
He disclosed that they are indigenes of Yobe state, noting that they would be isolated with the state government ensuring that they are well fed.
He revealed that the medical team will continue to monitor their health.
He said while the Yobe COVID-19 Task Force is working round the clock to ensure the state is safe and basic precautions are adhered to, the Almajiris who were were recieved would be accommodated, fed and monitored.
Goje said while taking care of their feedings and shelter, officials from the Ministry of Health will also ensure that they pass through all the necessary processes to before they are allowed to rejoin with their families.
He disclosed that while the 125 boys would be fed by the GSS, they will be given blankets, mosquito nets, mats, buckets, detergent and plates.