MURIC says Kano deaths could be a plot to decimate Muslim population
- MURIC has claimed that the unexplained deaths in Kano could be related to a deliberate attempt at decimating the population of Muslims
- The director of the group, Ishaq Akintola, raised concerns over a rumour that NCDC in the state has locked up its offices
- Akintola alleged that the reaction of the NCDC to the deaths in Kano suggests that there is a deliberate attempt at debilitating the northern population
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has claimed that the unexplained deaths in Kano state could be related to a deliberate attempt at decimating the population of Muslims in Nigeria.
MURIC made the bizarre claim in a statement on Monday, April 27, through its director, Ishaq Akintola, Premium Times reports.
The group raised concerns over a rumour that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the state had locked up its offices and not responding to distress calls.
Akintola alleged that the reaction of the NCDC to the deaths in the state suggests that there is a deliberate attempt at debilitating the northern population.
“Is this a deliberate attempt at debilitating Northern population with its attendant impact on Muslim majority population in the country?
He demanded for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the alleged closure of NCDC office in Kano state as well as the lack of testing centres in the whole north.
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Meanwhile, a former Kano governor Rabio Kwankwaso has written President Muhammadu Buhari over the deaths being recorded in the state.
The letter has however generated response from Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the president. According to Ahmad, the former governor is politicizing the Kano issue.
Kwankwaso had on April 27, posted the letter he sent to the president on Twitter and in his reaction, Ahmad said the letter was written for people on Twitter.
In another news, the federal government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reopened the testing lab for COVID-19 in Kano state.
The lab was earlier closed after it was contaminated and staff members tested positive.
The NCDC had to halt testing to decontaminate the facility while samples were taken to the nation's capital, Abuja during the period.
Unfortunately, Kano witnessed a spike in deaths during the period with some residents, including the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, bemoaning the fact that the state has just pone testing lab.
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