Muhammad Mahmoud …….a fearless journalist posted on his Facebook wall, calling on the Sokoto State Government to urgently intensify effort in addressing malaria which is endemic all over the country, poverty and hunger.
The post reads as follow:
I wish to use this medium to call on the authority concern over the alarming rate of death recorded in Sokoto in the last few day. Even though as a journalist this are part of our duty to report such issues, but particularly me as a person if i decide to report such incident pple look at it as if i’m an agent of opposition. Frankly i was in a popular area today in Sokoto call Gandu infact the corpses i saw today is very alarming.
I also visited cementry in ancient city and spoke to most of the guards that what they are experiencing in the last few days is only God can intervened because the number of dead body being brought to cementary every day. While calling on the State government to intensify effort in addressing 1maleria which is endermic all over the country 2. Poverty and 3. Hunger.
I try to see the Commissioner of Health Dr. BALARABE KAKALE but his phone was ringing and refuse to pick. I decide to posted this because we are all human once we decided to write our story’s as Journalist before u now, it government would use their weapon against u by either using some element against u or Ethic and displinary measure against of us or punish someone. Pls, i’m disturb since yesterday. I personally took my time to visit so many place around the city.
I realized that more than 400 corps buried in 16 days. However, i wish to remind individuals that i’m subjective to many threat and most especially as at today i’m facing a consequency for written a true story, so my colleagues. I wrote this peace to enable Gov. Tambuwal pls take urgent measures in addressing this challenged we now, that the menace of from God, but frankly there is poverty, hunger and maleria outbreak is killing many people secretly.