Strange deaths: I am worried about Kano - Buhari’s aide begs Nigerians to pray for ancient city

Strange deaths: I am worried about Kano - Buhari’s aide begs Nigerians to pray for ancient city

- Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Buhari on new media, has urged Nigerians to pray for Kano state

- As the state is battling with COVID-19 cases, it also recorded mass deaths from unknown ailments

- Ahmad expressed worry over the strange death killing many people in the state

Following the mass deaths recorded in Kano state amid coronavirus pandemic, a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has called on Nigerians to jettison their political and religious differences and pray for the state. reports that Ahmad who is President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, made the plea on Saturday, April 25, via his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.

It was reported that a strange illness reportedly killed some prominent residents in the state and while some had coronavirus symptoms, others' causes of death have not been ascertained.

There were speculations of meningitis but it was gathered that residents said they couldn’t even explain what is going on in the ancient city.

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In his Tweet, Ahmad urged Nigerians to pray for Kano, adding that he was worried about the sudden mass deaths recorded in the state.

He said: “I am so worried about Kano. May Allah SWT accept the souls of all our departed and grant them Jannah. This is indeed an unusual time. Time to drop all our differences, excuses, come and act sincerely together as brothers and sisters we are. PrayForKano.”

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Borno government announced the arrest of a person who tested positive of coronavirus pandemic after leading the burial of an index case in the state.

It was reported that the patient managed to escape and sneaked into the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, where he mingled with his family and relatives.

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This was disclosed on Saturday, April 25, by the state commissioner for health, who is also a member of the state's high powered response team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, Salisu Kwayabura.

He made this known during the daily media update on the virus at the multi-purpose hall of the state government house.

He noted that upon receiving an alert about whereabouts of the patient, the committee went to the Bakassi IDPs camp within the metropolis and took the patient to an Isolation centre and now receiving treatment without any sign of symptoms. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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