Are the gods of the land angry?

At least 50 children in Wangara District of Dutse local Government Area of Jigawa State, are dead under inexplicable circumstances.

The disease was reportedly first noticed in July but the community did not report it until October 28.

According to the confused community, the children reportedly died of a "strange disease".

It was gathered that the people preferred self-medication to going to a hospital for treatment.

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One of the parents, Haladu Usman, who lost 7 children told reporters that, "within 14 days, I lost 7 of my children, 3 boys and 4 girls. The children died one after the other".

Another parent, Salisu Abdullahi, said he lost 4 of his children in 1 week, despite several efforts in securing medication from nearby clinics.

He said: "I was dead scared by this unknown sickness which consumed the lives of our innocent children. We have intensified our daily prayers for Allah to protect this community".

Ward head of Gidan Dugus, Umar Dahiru, said the community lived in fear and agony over a disease illness, which he described as a catastrophe.

No one has identified the disease and the community is now seeking government's intervention.


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