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Zamfara State Remains Coronavirus Free – Yahaya Kanoma

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The Zamfara Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma has come out to disclose that reports saying the state has recorded its first case of Coronavirus ( COVID-19) are fake.

Yahaya revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Gusau.

According to him, the report is nothing but a fabrication by its author who is a famous mischief-maker

He added that the general public should disregard the report because Zamfara State remains coronavirus free.

His words, “Our attention has been drawn to an online report that the state has recorded its first suspected Coronavirus.

“I want to say that the report is not true but a mere fabrication by its author, who is a mischief maker.

“I want to call on the general public to disregard that report. Zamfara remains Coronavirus free.”

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Zamfara is a state in northwestern Nigeria. Its capital is Gusau and its Governor is Bello Matawalle, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Until 1996 the area was part of Sokoto State.

Zamfara is populated with the Hausa and Fulani peoples. Major groups of people are the Zamfarawa mainly in Anka, Gummi, Bukkuyum and Talata Mafara Local Governments areas. Gobirawa populated Shinkafi Local Government. Gobirawa actually migrated from the Gobir Kingdom. Burmawa are found in Bakura and Fulani peopled Bungudu, Maradun, Gusau and are scattered all over the State. In Tsafe, Bungudu and Maru Local Governments are mainly Katsinawa, Garewatawa and Hadejawa. While Alibawa peopled Kaura Namoda and Zurmi.

The people of Zamfara have over the years struggled for autonomy, it was not until 1996 that the then military administration of the Late General Sani Abacha detached the Zamfara State from Sokoto State. With an area of 38,418 square kilometres, it is bordered in the North by Niger republic, to the South by Kaduna State. In the east, it is bordered by Katsina State and to the West by Sokoto and Niger States. It has a population of 3,278,873 according to the 2006 census and contains fourteen local government areas.

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