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Kano community chases immunization workers away

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The Makuntiri community in Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State, has explained why it chased out immunization workers from the community.

The health workers had been drafted to the community to conduct polio immunisation in the community but were chased out.

The angry community members who spoke to reporters on Friday, said they took the step so as to draw government attention to their plight.

According to them, the road leading to the community was in terrible condition, while the bridge linking them to other areas had collapsed.

A resident, Malam Ahmad Ubale, said they had done all that was necessary to notify government of the state of the road leading to the community, to no avail.

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“To show you that we have been left out, people hardly come to visit our community until polio periods; so this time we have to chase the workers away.

“We did that because government has given priority to immunization more than anything else, so our rejecting it is to draw government attention to our condition,” Ubale said.

Another resident, Malam Mudi Bala, expressed concern over the collapse of economic activities in the community as people hardly visited to transact businesses because of the collapsed bridge.

“You have seen it yourself, the community isn’t easily accessible especially with vehicles. Whenever we go out of the community, it’s always difficult coming back.

“Our people suffer from other ailments and we are expected to take them to the hospitals which are far from here. How do we cope with the situation?” he asked.

Bala, who appealed to the government for prompt intervention to improve their living condition, said they were not asking for too much.

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