Katsina State government said it had received 419 Almajiri returnees from Kano State as part of a joint effort to curb the spread of coronavirus between the two states.
Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG ), Alh Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, disclosure this while he received the returnees at the Gidan Mutum Daya, a border town with Kano on Wednesday.
He expressed happiness that Katsina and Kano are now taking the measures towards curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the two states.
According to him, the state government had already closed down both Islamiyya and Qur’anic schools and returned all the almajiris to their parents including those from Niger Republic.
The SSG thanked Kano State government for making adequate arrangements in profiling and quarantining the returnees before handing over.
He urged for continuous synergy between the two states with a view to surmounting all issues hindering the progress in the zone.
He added that all the returnees would be taking to the NYSC camp in Katsina for another round of health examinations from where they would be transported back to their various localities across the state.
The SSG warned parents to desist from sending their wards to unknown places thereby exposing them to social dangers under the guise of seeking religious knowledge.