Title

The Kano COVID-19 Deaths: Forced relocations and disinformation creates widespread confusion (Part II)

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

6-19-2020

Capture Date

6-21-2020

Abstract

Part two of this two article series details the response of the Kano State Government to the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to issues such as the ethnoreligious tension and the relocation of Almajirai children from their Islamic boarding schools to their home states and villages in Nigeria. The article discusses the deaths of Sheikh Goni Modu and Emir of Rano and the fake videos and fake news surrounding the number of attendees at the burials. The tension the fake news and videos caused between Muslims from northern and southern Nigeria are detailed in the article.

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