A journalist from the Northern part of Nigeria has lamented on his facebook page about the horrible incident happening in the Northern part of the country, he said hunger, malaria and poverty is killing people in the region.
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 authorities over the alarming rate of death recorded in Sokoto in the last few days. Even though as a journalist this is part of our job to report such issues, but particularly for me as a person if I decide to report such incident people may look at it as if I'm an agent of opposition but Frankly, I was in a popular area today in Sokoto call Gandu, in fact, the corpses I saw today is very alarming. I also visited the cemetery in an ancient city and spoke to one of the guards and he said that what they are experiencing in the last few days is only God can intervene because the number of dead bodies being brought to the cemetery every day is alarming. While calling on the State government to intensify effort in addressing 1.maleria which is an endemic all over the country 2. Poverty and 3. Hunger.
I tried to reach the Commissioner of Health Dr. BALARABE KAKALE but he was unreachable. I decided to post this because we are all humans and once we decided to write our story as Journalist to see if the government would use their weapon against you by either using some element against you or Ethic and disciplinary measure against of us or punish someone. Please, I have been disturbed since yesterday. I personally took my time to visit so many places around the city. I realised that more than 400 corps has been buried in the last 16 days.
However, I wish to remind all individuals that I'm a subject to many threats and most especially as at today I'm facing a consequence for a written true story, so my colleagues. I wrote this piece to enable Gov. Tambuwal to take urgent measures in addressing this horrible plague,Could the menace be from God?, but honestly there is severe poverty, hunger and a malaria outbreak is killing many people secretly.