- Coronavirus on Sunday, May 3, hit Bauchi state again
- The state's ministry of health confirmed five new cases of the global pandemic
- The commissioner for health in the state, Aliyu Maigoro, made it clear that none of the newly infected persons is an Almajiri
While Nigeria continues to battle with the harsh and terrible effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Bauchi state has confirmed five new cases of the disease.
The new development was announced on Sunday, May 3, by the commissioner for health in the state, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, The Nation reports.
This report means that the total number of those who have been infected with the virus in Bauch is 53, while the number of discharged cases is six and active cases are 47.
To avoid insinuations or rumours, Maigoro made it clear that no Almajiri was among the newly reported cases.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda had died.
He passed on in the early hours of Sunday, May 3, at the age of 71. The emir's younger brother, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda, said the emir had battled diabetes and hypertension for a long time.
“He spent like four days in his palace responding to treatment when the illnesses struck again. Later he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission,” he said.
Before he was appointed as emir in 2004, he worked as director of finance and treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru.
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“He is survived by three wives and 11 children among his children is Sanusi Muhammad Asha of the Nigerian Army currently serving in Maiduguri, Borno state.
“Preparation for his funeral rite are underway and he will be buried in his home town of Kaura Namoda according to Islamic rite,” Abdulkarim added.
The traditional ruler died on Sunday morning while they were still awaiting the results of coronavirus test carried out on him.
“We really don’t know whether he was killed by the COVID-19 or not. Because up till this morning, we have not received the results," a source said. In the last 24 hours, no fewer than three prominent elders from the northern part of Nigeria have passed on.
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