Residents of Kano have explained the increase in deaths recorded in the city within the last three days.
Also some of the relatives of those who died attributed their deaths to a malaria-related ailment.
One of the residents and community leader, Alhaji Jafaru Gwarzo, in an interview with The PUNCH, said, “Most of the places that have recorded a high number of deaths are densely populated areas. So anybody that dies people will take the corpse to a nearby cemetery for burial due to the lockdown.
“So based on our findings, Abattoir cemetery in Fagge area recorded the highest number of burials because it is near densely populated areas like Gwammaja, Yola and Kulkul.”
Another resident, Mallam Musa Maiyara, said the number of death recorded within the last three days in the metropolis was alarming.
He stated, “People who died were mostly buried in three major cemeteries in the city. This heightened fear of the residents that the deceased might have died as a result of a strange ailment.
Some families of the deceased, who spoke on condition of anonymity, attributed the unusual deaths to an ailment related to malaria.
A resident said his father died as a result of malaria and was buried at the Abattoir cemetery on Saturday.
Another bereaved member of a family said he lost his mother, who had a fever on Friday and was buried at the same cemetery where some people who died as a result of similar ailment were buried.
A resident in Kano, Abdulmunini Giwa, attributed the COVID-19 fear in the state to its densely population.
Another resident, Musa Ado, said, “Kano, for instance, we are faced, with two major crises, health crisis arising from COVID-19 pandemic and hunger crisis, arising from the total lockdown.’’
As the most populous state in the country, Giwa noted that the population of the state was concentrated in the Kano municipal, comprising eight local government areas.