Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Kano State government has started the deportation of Almajiris to their home states.


Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, disclosed this on Twitter. He said the deportation was in order to cut the risk of exposing them to the pandemic.

“H.E. @GovUmarGanduje has today, disclosed that his government has begun the deportation of Almajiris in Kano back to their home towns and states in order to reduce the risk of exposing them to Coronavirus and related hardship from the lockdown that will further affect them,” Yakasai’s tweet reads


Over 2000 Almajiris have so far been deported to their states of origin. Kano state currently has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19.