As Groups seeks report and investigation on Kano’s strange deaths and mass burials, the real question therefore is WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN KANO?
The actual cause of these deaths in Kano, a strong commercial hub in Nigeria and Africa, is yet to be established. Tongues have begun wagging as the death toll keep rising. In recent news, it has been reported that an unidentified ailment, other than the one the world is currently dealing with - COVID-19, is responsible for the massive deaths within the northern region, especially in the Kano municipal.
Reports since yesterday has seen over a dozen of prominent citizens die of this faceless ailment. Balarabe Maikaba, a Professor and Senior Lecturer of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, has been confirmed dead; and again, the actual cause of death is unknown.
The question therefore is - were there no symptoms shown by the deceased prior to their deaths. What kind of symptoms was it? We all understand that Covid-19 takes an average of 3days to start manifesting depending on the strength of the immune system, yet in this case, didn't the sick manifest symptoms for a duration of time, 2,3,4 or more days before death, to suggest that the deaths were actually caused by Coronavirus, or to ascertain further if we have a new common enemy. Nigerians are concerned.
As Undertakers claim in Kano that many have been buried in the last few days, families in Kano are enclosed in their houses, this time and perhaps, not only for the fear of Coronavirus, but also the fear that a new enemy might have arisen.
Persons of prominent value Reported to have died in Kano on Saturday alone were:
Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu (former Grand Khadi)
Alhaji Salisu Lado
Alhaji Garba Sarki Fagge
Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo
Musa Tijjani (Editor of Triumph Newspaper)
Hajiyaj Nene Umma
Prof Aliyu Umar Dikko (Physiology Department, Bayero University Kano)
Prof Ibrahim Ayagi
Hajiya Shamsiyya Mustapha
Adamu Isyaku Dal (former Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board)
Just as I was about publishing this article came the report of the body of a man lying lifeless at Kofar Nassarawa Bridge, Kano municipal. The man, in his sixties, just collapsed and died instantly, as reported. The speed and process of these strange deaths is too sudden and some people think there's more to this than meets the eyes. We suppose these deaths are too instant, or perhaps, the general public needs more orientation on how Coronavirus is contracted, symptoms and the likelihood of death. There's fear in Kano as we speak and the panic has begun building up as these strange deaths continues. Kano Residents and the country at large seeks urgent intervention into this crisis that seems to be getting out of hand.