Yobe State on Monday received 125 Almajiris (street urchins) sent packing 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 on the street urchins.
The Almajiris were received on an occasion in Damaturu, which 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 on the occasion, the Executive Secretary of SEMA said the 125 young boys were sent from Gombe state.
He disclosed that they were indigenes of Yobe state, noting that they would be isolated with the state government ensuring that they were well fed.
He revealed that the medical team would continue to monitor their health.
He said while the Yobe COVID-19 Task Force was working round the clock to ensure the state was safe and basic precautions were 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 would also ensure that they passed through all the necessary processes to before they were allowed to rejoin with their families.
He disclosed that while the 125 boys would be fed by the GSS, they would be given blankets, mosquito nets, mats, buckets, detergent and plates.