- An assistant commissioner of police in Kano state, Atiku Nagodi, has reportedly died of a strange death
- Kano state has lost some prominent people to a strange death in the last one week
- According to the report, Nagodi's death is the latest in the state
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A report by the ThCable indicates that an assistant commissioner of police, Atiku Nagodi, is dead.
Legit.ng gathered that Nagodi, who was the squadron commander, 9 police mobile force, Kano, died on Monday, May 4.
According to the report, he is the latest victim of the strange deaths recorded in Kano in the last three weeks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a presidential technical team deployed to Kano to ascertain the cause of recent mass deaths recorded in the state has disclosed that coronavirus is responsible for the deaths.
It was reported that the leader of the team, Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, disclosed in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday, May 3, that the preliminary reports and tests carried out indicated that most of the deaths in Kano were caused by COVID-19.
He made the disclosure during the official presentation and handing over of the mobile testing laboratory donated by Aliko Dangote Foundation to the state government.
Gwarzo noted that after the verbal autopsy and test carried out, it had been established that COVID-19 is the cause of most of the deaths.
He said the final report would be ready in the next one week or few days. Gwarzo described the findings as a serious issue and urged the people in the state to wake up from their slumber.
In another report, the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) announced that it would soon produce a vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The institution said this in a bulletin released on Monday, April 4, informing the university community that a team of medical experts and scientists led by a professor of medical virology, Professor Mathew Kolawole, is working on the project.
It stated the research team had developed three viable proposals for research on various aspects of the contagious disease.
Professor Kolawole is the director of the university’s Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology (IMSB).
He assured the institution that his team of researchers had prepared proposals for the development of vaccines.
According to him, it includes the molecular epidemiology surveillance for COVID-19 as well as a prototype for the detection of COVID-19. He, however, said that the only impediment is funding to support the research.
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