At least, eight people have reportedly lost their lives to a strange disease that broke out in Dungurawa village, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano state.
“Five children below the age of seven and three young men ranging from 13 to 25 years old while the children are seven years below.
The disease according to the residents, starts with the symptoms of high fever , headache and stomach pains.
A resident that lost three children Malam Suleiman Musa Tafida who was emotional said his third son died this afternoon after losing two other children to the strange disease.
“ My two children Umar and Khadija died last Friday and Saturday while Ibrahim died today, they all had the same symptoms and died after a very short while. Umar died at home while Khadeeja died at the hospital,” said Suleiman Tafida.
Also another parent that lost his daughter to the strange disease Haruna Abdullahi said his daughter died last Thursday after developing high fever in the morning and died in the evening as the situation became worse.
The Ward Head of the area Malam Dahiru confirmed the situation noting that they have informed the health department of the local government calling for help from the state government to address the situation as the whole village has being thrown into confusion.
A health worker in the locality who does not want his name mentioned also confirmed the death of some of the residents due to the strange disease, adding that the state Ministry of Health has already dispatched a team of doctors to the affected area.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ibrahim Kabiru Getso could not be reached as at the time of filing this report