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Malaria Outbreak Kills 48 In Sokoto Village: Safety Concern As Toxic Refuse Heaps Contaminate Gandu

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Oct 21, 2016 – Malaria Outbreak Kills 48 In Sokoto Village: Safety Concern As Toxic Refuse Heaps Contaminate Gandu Village

Malaria outbreak has killed 48 in Gandu, a community in Sokoto North LGA of Sokoto State.

Kofar Kade Clinic Health officer, Mrs  Rabi Ahmed-Gandi made this known in Sokoto today when the hospital received the second consignment of free anti-malarial drugs from the State Government.

She said:

“These deaths were recorded out of the 382 patients who were hospitalised in the hospital in the past one month. “The problem had hitherto reached an epidemic level”

Gandi added that the outbreak was caused by toxic refuse heaps which contaminated the environment.



  1. fifelomo

    October 21, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Eyah, almighty malaria has claimed lives again. May the souls of the departed rip.

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    October 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    I hope the powers that be who refuse to pay the people in charge of waste management in our cities are reading this ??? The mountainous refuse heaps in the so called townships all over the country should be dealt with urgently. It is not until there is an outbreak of avoidablele disease before they start running Hester smelter to find solution.

  3. sola olaniyi

    October 25, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    R.I.P to the dead

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