Professor Balarabe Maikaba, who was a senior lecturer of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano state, has just been confirmed dead today the 26th of April 2020 adding to Kano deaths toll.
While the actual cause of his death still yet to be known as at press time, he died in Kano state today Sunday.
According to a source from the family member the burial prayer for the deceased will hold by 4 pm at his family house today, near Plaza cinema, Fagge quarters in Kano state.
It was recently reported that over the last one week now, an unidentified ailment which has a malaria-like symptoms has been responsible for massive deaths within the Northern region causing Kano deaths, especially within Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale, and Kano Municipal.
Undertakers at cemeteries in Kano state also claimed that many have been buried in the last few days.
The Prominent personalities that passed on in Kano State as at Saturday the 25th April 2020 were Prof Ibrahim Ayagi, Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo, Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu (former Grand Khadi), Musa Tijjani (Editor of Triumph Newspaper) and Adamu Isyaku Dal, who was a former Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board.
Others are Alhaji Salisu Lado, Hajiya Shamsiyya Mustapha, Hajiyaj Nene Umma, Alhaji Garba Sarki Fagge, Dr Nasiru Maikano Bichi, Secretary Student Affairs, North West University, Prof Aliyu Umar Dikko of Physiology Department, Bayero University Kano, and Ado Gwanja’s mother, among others.