Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A mysterious ailment has claimed, in succession, two persons, Sekinat Lawal (48) and Abdullahi Fasasi (43), in the early hours of Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The duo were both residents of Orunsolu Street, Odo-Ona, off the Ibadan-Abeokuta expressway, Ibadan before the tragedy struck.
Abdullahi was found dead in his room, while Sekinat was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Rafiu, the younger brother of Abdullahi, narrated the events that culminated in the mysterious deaths, thus: “It was my younger brother, Safiu, who began vomiting and experiencing diarrhoea simultaneously, and we were attending to him.
“At that moment, I asked my elder brother, Abdullahi, who has now passed away, to get medication and call a nurse to assist him. I was surprised when he returned, he complained of tiredness before collapsing.
“Although he regained consciousness briefly, he started vomiting and having diarrhoea again.
“I then called on Aunt Sekinat to come and see what was happening. She came out and joined us in attending to Abdullahi. I left to fetch some items, and upon my return, Aunt Sekinat had also begun to vomit and experiencing diarrhoea.
“Her condition was so severe that we had to rush her to the hospital. Before we left the house, Abdullahi had already passed away, while Sekinat was pronounced dead upon reaching the hospital.
“Interestingly, my younger brother, who initially experienced vomiting and diarrhoea, is still at the hospital as we speak.
“Aunt Sekinat and my elder brother have already been buried according to Islamic customs.”