The Kano State government has repatriated several thousands of Almajiris from the state to Cameroon and the Niger Republic.
The state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed this to State House correspondents after leading a delegation of the Grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement World-Wide to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday.
The leader of Tijjaniyya in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, were also in the delegation.
Ganduje said: ” We have embarked on repatriation of Almajiris back to their respective states, some even to Republic of Niger and Republic of Cameroon.
“Yes, Kano has the highest number of Almajiri children in Nigeria. But let me tell you, we have taken statistics. Most of these Almajiri are not indigenes of Kano State and as Nigerians, they are free to live anywhere they want in this country.
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