The Kirikasamma community in Jigawa has commended the state government for its indoor residual spray exercise aimed at ridding households and villages of malaria in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state’s Ministry of Health in collaboration with Malaria Booster Control Programme had carried out a chemical spray in people’s homes in 167 villages in the area.
The exercise was part of a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding spots and control malaria.
A cross-section of the residents, who spoke to NAN in separate interviews in Kirikasama, on Wednesday, said the number of insects had reduced in the area since the conduct of the exercise.
Malam Abdullahi Sule, a farmer, said that he had been having good sleep in the last three weeks since the exercise was conducted in the area.
“I am having good night rest unlike before when sleeping was difficult due to the incessant mosquito bites,” he said.
Sule also said that most people in the area spent hours at local joints following the absence of the biting insects.
Hashim Yakubu, a medical worker, said they had recorded decrease in the number of malaria cases in the area.
Also commenting, Alhaji Mati Ali, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jigawa Ministry of Health, said that similar indoor residual spray exercises were conducted in Hadejia, Auyo, Birniwa, Ringim and Dutse local government areas.
Mati said the state government had also distributed treated mosquito nets to deserving households in the 27 local government areas of the state. (NAN)