Erosion exhumes dead bodies in Kano

Erosion exhumes dead bodies in Kano

Floods at the weekend exhumed dead bodies in some urban and rural cemeteries Kano State. The Assistant Secretary of Kano State Graveyard Standing Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Tarouni, made this known while responding to the flood menace in the State. The Punch report said the downpour ravaged cemeteries at Dan Hassan Settlement in the Kura Local

Floods at the weekend exhumed dead bodies in some urban and rural cemeteries Kano State.

FILE COPY: A GRAVE SITE IN KANO STATE

The Assistant Secretary of Kano State Graveyard Standing Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Tarouni, made this known while responding to the flood menace in the State.

The Punch report said the downpour ravaged cemeteries at Dan Hassan Settlement in the Kura Local Government Area; Rimin Kebbe, Fako in the NGA; and others in the Gwale LGA.

Tarouni said the floods exhumed some dead bodies, which, he said, were seen littering the graveyard.

He said the situation was worsened by the fact that some residents were engaged in open defecation at some of the cemeteries.

“At Dan Hassan, in the Kura Local Government Area, the graveyard is in a deplorable condition; it has been over flooded with water and the graves are collapsing on a daily basis.

KANO STATE GOVERNOR, ABDULLAHI GANDUJE

“Already, thousands of graves, where we visited and assessed, have collapsed. At the same time, we visited another graveyard in Gwale, where the people turned the graveyard into a dump for refuse, as well as grazing field for cows.’’

He called on the appropriate authorities to take necessary action.

‘’Insecurity in our graveyards is very disturbing, as people have converted graveyards to hiding places, since they are aware that nobody will dare chase them to the graveyards”, he said.

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