No fewer than 30 people have died of a strange illness that broke out in Majia town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Our correspondent learnt that many of the deceased developed an acute headache and body pains before losing consciousness.
Many residents are still in hospital now receiving treatment as relatives of the deceased wailed in agony over the loss of their loved ones.
“We do not know the fate of our people in hospital now, we have come from Majia to Dutse so that the patients can get treatment but with the way their dead bodies are being brought out now, I am afraid,” a relative, Mallam Shehu said.
Another bereaved man Musa Kallamu said that he lost four of his children to the strange illness within 24 hours.
“Two male and two female. They just woke up shouting of headache and body pains. Before I could do anything, they died,” Kallamu lamented.
Another parent, Kamai Ali Majia, said that his children were still in the hospital, adding that he had been praying for their survival.
Many of the patients are children and they are currently under intensive care at Taura General Hospital.