People are leaving Ancient Kano City for Other States As Death toll continue to rise
Kano State is now living in perpetual fear over the increasing deaths in the Land. The COVID-19 pandemic, believed to be responsible for the mounting numbers of deaths recorded daily in the state.
According to This Day News, People of the state are living in fear of the unknown, many have started to leave the ancient city in droves and may be inadvertently spreading the virus to neighbouring states. Why every state need to shut their borders against the impending danger.
Did they not call this upon themselves? If this was as a result of COVID-19, the Kano people should be responsible for their own doom. Once some of them allegedly said “Bah Corona” meaning no Coronavirus. How illiteracy and ignorance has eaten deep into these set of people.
Relatedly, yesterday the federal government escalated its containment efforts by opening additional three mobile testing centres to strengthen the war against the virus in the state.
Curiously however, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje, has despite the disturbing situation in the state, relaxed the lockdown order for Ramadan purposes, with increased deaths in the last 24 hours, including the passing of the Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila and the state’s Head of Communications, UNICEF, Malam Rabiu Musa.
Now, Look at the Governor’s action. What is wrong with these people? If Kano people are wiped out, who should be held responsible? The question is rhetorical.
These have further heightened fear of residents. Particularly worrisome many of the almajiris who have left the city have tested positive to the coronavirus.
Also, in obedience to Islamic injunctions, which prescribe immediate burial for Muslims, the cause of a majority of the deaths have been largely unknown, fuelling speculations between some unknown and unverified illness and the ravaging COVID-19 because testing is not being done.
But the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, said the current spate of community spread of COVID-19 could have been averted had the country shut down its borders earlier than it did in late March.
Fayemi, who said the situation has though not affected the commendable response of the Nigerian governments at all levels to the challenge posed by the pandemic, however hinted that the numbers would not stop climbing until sometime in June or July, when the curve would begin to flatten.