It started early this year, just like a normal eye problem associated with old age. Baffa was diagonised with cataract at the ECWA Hospital, Kano. He was booked for eye surgery and it went on smoothly. However, two days after the surgery, the neat, clean and “dan gayu” that Baffa was, tried to shave his face, as he does daily. In the process of stretching the face muscles, the still-fresh stitches in the eye got loose. Baffa was again forced to go into another round of surgery to fix the problem. After it was conducted, however, Baffa fell ill. Dr. Mannir, his eldest child, arranged for series of medical examinations to be conducted on him, after many visits to several consultants. At last, Baffa was diagnosed of renal failure (a kidney-associated problem).