Kano: PDP demands investigation into mysterious deaths, calls for presidential visit
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an investigation into the mass deaths in Kano state
- The opposition party also demanded that a presidential visit should be made to the state
- The PDP called on Nigerians to hold Governor Abdullahi Ganduje responsible for the development in Kano state
Following the mass deaths recorded in Kano state amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an investigation should be launched into the situation immediately.
Legit.ng gathered that the opposition party who made the call on Sunday, April 26, urged for a presidential visit to the state where no fewer than 640 residents had died under mysterious circumstances.
The PDP in a series of tweets via its official Twitter also demanded that the president's office proceed to Kano state to identify with the people, find a solution, and contain the situation.
Nonetheless, PDP went on to call on Nigerians to hold Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his administration responsible for the development in Kano state and promptly investigate and contain the situation.
"Our party holds that the situation in Kano demands an immediate Presidential visit and investigation at the very high level. Those dying in Kano are Nigerians and must not be abandoned. The development deserves an utmost Presidential attention to avoid further escalation.
Our party therefore calls on the Federal Government to promptly investigate and contain the situation,” the party said.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that residents of Kano are living in fear as more burials take place daily over unexplained mysterious deaths in the state.
According to Daily Trust, dozens of people have died from severe malaria and typhoid fever in the state amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Already, 150 people have been buried in three cemeteries within the state.
Some residents who spoke on the issue said the number of deaths in Kano is still increasing. An attendant at one of the cemeteries in the state said: “between Wednesday and Thursday we have buried about 67 corpses.”
Similarly, a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has called on Nigerians to jettison their political and religious differences and pray following the mass deaths recorded in Kano state amid coronavirus pandemic.
Ahmad who is President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, made the plea on Saturday, April 25, via his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
In his Tweet, Ahmad urged Nigerians to pray for Kano, adding that he was worried about the sudden mass deaths recorded in the state.
In a related development, seven health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Borno state.
This was disclosed by the secretary, Borno High Powered Response team on COVID-19, Dr Salihu Kwaya-Bura on Friday, April 24. Kwaya-Bura who is also the state's commissioner for health, said Borno has recorded 15 cases include two deaths.
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