The Taraba State Government Of Nigeria has rejected 100 Almajiris repatriated from Nasarawa State due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was gathered that the almajirai arrived Jalingo from Lafiya in four different buses at about 3am on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
The almajirai, who spent the night outside the office of Secretary to Taraba State Government in Jalingo, was however asked in the morning by some government officials to move to the Jalingo town gate along Jalingo-Wukari road and await further directive.
Bluebloodz.com gathered that the almajirai were escorted by security men to the Jalingo city gate where they waited for several hours.
At about 12:45pm, officials from Office of Secretary to the Taraba State Government arrived and handed a letter for delivery to the Secretary to Nasarawa State Government with instructions to return the almajirai back to Nasarawa State.
The letter was dated 4th May 2020 with reference number SGS/ADM/S/167/11/ 125 and signed by one Sunday Tanko Maiyaki, Permanent Secretary, Political Cabinet Affairs and General Services.
Officials who accompanied the almajirai and spoke on condition of anonymity said all the almajirai were kept in isolation in a secondary school in Lafia and tested negative for the virus before being moved to Taraba.
The officials said that Nasarawa State Government had evacuated over 1000 almajirai to their respective states of origin but it was only in Taraba that they were rejected.