The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Worldwide, OYC, has reacted to the interception of Kano State Almajiri children at Enugu State border by the State COVID-19 task force.
OYC described the move to bring in Almajiri children into Enugu as a collaborative rogue operations and nefarious activities of notorious Islamic extremists and Northern Elders.
According to the apex Igbo youth organization, it was a deliberate move to bring in Almajiris with index coronavirus cases to the South East with the evil intent to infect Igbos and make the region suffer what is being witnessed in Kano today.
OYC noted that the recent ban on Almajiris by Northern Governors and their forceful evictions from urban areas to rural areas or their States of origin is a deceptive ploy and rogue assignments hatched by Northern Elders and Governors but executed by Northern musketeers to secretly export millions of COVID-19-carrying Almajiris to the South East under the guise of cattle conveyance.
OYC appealed to the Southeast Governors to review the circumstances surrounding the decisions of Northern Governors on the ban of Almajiris from anywhere they are found back to their states of origin.
Ohanaeze want the Governors to take decision to ensure that all Almajiris begging on the streets of South East are sent back in line with established decisions of their own Northern Governors.
OYC said it will not tolerate any kind of Almajiris system in the South East.
The organization said that this obnoxious policy seen in some Hausa quarters in Igboland will no longer be entertained.
“We will accommodate any Nigerian, especially from the North and West doing genuine businesses in the South East.
“But alternatively, we are giving the Almajiris an ultimatum and grace of 14 days to evacuate from Igboland or face the hostilities that will follow suit.
“Igbo youths will deal decisively with any street beggar anywhere in Igboland after 14 days from today, 5th day of May, 2020,” the OYC said.