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How Nasarawa family members get paralysed at 18



One after the other, six members in a family of eight became paralysed in similar circumstances. Now, they are worried, their siblings are not safe.

A “mysterious” disease has paralysed six out of eight members of one family in Gitata along Keffi-Kachia highway in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Daily Trust correspondent who visited the family met the victims who are orphans battling with the illness amidst poor living condition without support.

According to 38-year-old Danlami Danladi, their father and mother died in 1990 and 2017, respectively, without physical defects and wondered why this was affecting them.

Asabe, the first child of the family married with five children, Pius, the third, Maikasuwa, the fourth, Danjuma, the fifth and Cecelia, the sixth child are all paralysed.

Daily Trust, April 1, 2018


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