The Cross River State government said Thursday five trucks conveying almajiris from the northern part of the country had been intercepted by a border patrol team in the state.
The state Commissioner for Youths, Signor Omang Idiege, who confirmed the incident to journalists, said the trucks were intercepted on Wednesday night at the Garkem border town in Bekwara Local government area of the state by a team comprising Peace Corp members, civilian Vigilantes, Border COVID-19 Task force and youth groups.
The commissioner said most of the passengers were almajiris who did not meet COVID-19 protocols.
Idiege said: “After a thorough check on the five trucks and discovered that most of the passengers, aside goods, were almajiris, who did not meet COVID-19 protocols, we forced them to return to base.”
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