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06 May 2020

COVID-19: Anxiety in Jigawa, as 100 die mysteriously in 10 days

There is anxiety in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the mysterious death of over 100 persons. The victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19.

News of the deaths in Jigawa came as chairman of Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Sunusi Muhammad Bala, said yesterday that the body has lost one doctor to the raging coronavirus pandemic, while 32 others tested positive in the state.

This is even as Kaduna State government said yesterday it is currently treating 72 COVID-19 patients in the state, including 67 Almajirai recently returned to the state from Kano.

Special Adviser to Hadejia Local Government Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori, who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television, said an average of 10 persons, mainly above the age of 50, died daily in the last 10 days.

He said the state government has established a five-man committee to investigate causes of the deaths and recommend appropriate actions. The state chairman of COVID-19 task force, who is also the Commissioner for Health, Dr Abba Zakari, who also confirmed the deaths, said the five-man committee is being chaired by Dr. Mahmud Abdulwahab.

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