As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around different states in Nigeria,16 Almajiris repatriated from Kano state to Kaduna state have all tested positive for the virus.

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who made the sad news known via his Twitter handle, said the new cases confirm the danger of infection from neighboring states and the role of interstate travel in facilitating the spread of Covid-19 across states”

”KDSG has in facilitating the spread of Covid-19 across state confirmed 16 new Covid-19 cases in the state. The new cases, all almajiris from Kano, have raised the number of active Covid-19 cases in Kaduna State from nine to 25.

The high number of positive results from persons with travel history from outside the state confirm the Kaduna State Government’s fears about the danger of infection from neighboring states and the role of interstate travel in facilitating the spread of Covid-19 across states” he tweeted.

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