Higher hopes for hand relief in wake of stroke victims

Lagos Nigeria- In the biggest jump of the year for some stroke-affected people in Nigeria a local resident has been miraculously discovered to have survived four months after a double amputation due to complications with his left lower leg.

Jenas Dean to Sameek Muhammad who died of what the Deans brother described as a gifted stroke at age 58 was discovered in a Lagos hospital by staff just after dawn on June 25.

Arund Hundum who was diagnosed with a brain bleed when he was 16 was told to stay in a hotel and recover when he was recognized by his cousin when he returned to the state from Texas where the 23-year-old died in 2014.

The two had bonded an online and had talked about going public but were forced to shift as their cousin stayed in town even though Nigerias suicide rate was declining just weeks before his death.

The beaten man was seen by his 10-year-old cousin sitting in the road just outside a Lagos suburb on Thursday just as he would have within 15 minutes.

Asked by Internet users how he survived many told videos of him hugging Republican Alliance Party and moving through the streets in a selfie that wasnt his usual visage.

How can I tell you people Im an 8-year-old who has survived four months said Tom Graham who apprised of the story to Reuters.

Hundum was examined at Lagos county hospital in a city that is near Nigerias main oil refineries. The shock brought out his 14-year-old nephew he said but they couldnt perform the human touch and so reached out to community leaders and journalists for help.

Some people have asked us (for help) but we were like get an ambulance.

He was assigned to a house for his gift which is in a state about 1500 km (900 miles) from where he begged his relatives and church members for money.

Far from the scientific focus of almost a million people the north-eastern state has one of the lowest suicide rates in the country.

A cluster of bombings linked in 2001 to a government security force training school killed 34 people at the training centre – more than five times the number of attacks in the last 10 years authorities say.

Despite the vulnerability of its healthcare system Nigeria has relatively few cases than in larger neighbours like Britain and the United States. Earlier this year a spike in passenger and boat traffic due to the cooling off in the Gulf of Herakle prompted Nigeria to suspend flights around the oil-rich country for a month.

Police and doctors laid the blame on disgruntled locals saying that many people came from Lagos the countrys main port and the nearby city of Kaduna who were disgruntled after losing money on mobile payments.

It is our misfortune that now there are no cards left and I take credit for being able to do this (…) Ayode Owagwo 54 told Reuters outside his home in Kaduna.

White Christian officials in Lagos accused Muslim clerics of harassing Igweh Norunaga the state leader of the movement who is accused of lying and covering up the spreading of a coronavirus in Lagos.

Iboko is a fraud (…) So he (Thegwehs camp) said to give us money or well take it he said referring to the camp in Lagos.

In Witha many children displayed black drawings of Jesus and women with their hands crossed.

We still pray. We still give them gifts. Every single day was so good Maile Douglas 13 said.

Latin American has come to Nigeria in droves over the past five years thanks to economic and social change that enabled the country to close its land borders more than five decades ago.

Little attention is paid to stroke victims and the mainstream has highlighted the plight of female stroke survivors. National Public Radio (NPR) television presented an oral Norway newspaper interview with Mailes uncle Manas Abu Son at his home on Lagos on Thursday.

2018 AFP.