Residents of Sheka in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano Stateare calling on the Kano state government to come to their aid after torrential rain in the area caused flooding which exhumed corpses from their graves. This unfortunate development means that burial ground is in a deplorable condition and needs urgent attention.
Gwadabe Nana Asmau who was taken round the cemetery revealed that one of the maintenance staff said human skeletons, as well as fresh corpses, had been washed out of their graves by the flood in the area in recent days.
“Whenever there is heavy rainfall, most of our dead bodies would be washed out and seen floating in the burial ground, he lamented.
An alarm was previously raised last month concerning the cemetery but it appears nothing was done about it. The people are calling on well-meaning individuals, companies and groups to intervene and save the cemetery from this impending epidemic.