There are claims that a strange ailment killed 38 people in Saburi 1, a slum settlement in the Dei-Dei axis of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). One of the dead was 14-year-old Mariam Mustapha, who died last weekend, the report stated. Confused residents said those affected by the ailment had claimed to have seen indescribable “light rays” before giving up few days after.
“What we hear is that somebody will complain of headache; they will go to a local drug dealer and buy medicine. None of them went to the hospital, but, before you knew it, the person would die within two days”, the report Salome Maikalfi, a nurse as saying. The residents reported that health officials from the Federal Capital Territory visited the area a fortnight ago, but had not returned to take appropriate actions.