According to a report by The PUNCH, a professor of mass communication
at the Bayero University, Kano, Balarabe Maikaba, died on Sunday.
He died in Kano but details of his death were sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
According to a family source, funeral prayer will be held for the
deceased at 4 pm at his family house, near Plaza cinema, Fagge quarters
in Kano city.
The PUNCH reports that scores of people, including elites and prominent
sons of the state, have been lost to a yet-to-be-identified disease,
with Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale, and Kano Municipal worst
Among those already buried are academics, administrators, bankers, media practitioners, and businessmen.
Within the past eight days of lockdown in the state, no fewer than 20 persons have died from undisclosed ailments.
Eyewitnesses and undertakers at cemeteries in the state said an
unspecified number of people had died and were buried over the past few
Among the prominent persons that died in Kano on Saturday were Prof
Ibrahim Ayagi, Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo, Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu (former Grand
Khadi), Musa Tijjani (Editor of Triumph Newspaper) and Adamu Isyaku Dal,
who was a former Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic
Others are Alhaji Salisu Lado, Hajiya Shamsiyya Mustapha, Hajiyaj Nene
Umma, Alhaji Garba Sarki Fagge, Dr Nasiru Maikano Bichi, Secretary
Student Affairs, North West University, Prof Aliyu Umar Dikko of
Physiology Department, Bayero University Kano, and Ado Gwanja’s mother,