- Mysterious deaths numbering over a hundred has rocked a local government area in Jigawa
- It has been reported that people mostly above the ages of fifty have died every day within the last 10 days
- The Jigawa state government has established a five-man committee to investigate the issue
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Amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, over a hundred people are said to have died in Hadejia local government area of Jigawa state within the last ten days.
Sani Kakabori, the special assistant to the local council chairman on media, speaking to Channels Television revealed that people mostly above the ages of fifty die every day on an average in the local government.
Dr. Abba Zakari, the state chairman COVID-19 Taskforce, explained that a five-man committee has been established by the state government to investigate the issue.
Zakari who also serves as the state commissioner of health disclosed this in a statement adding that the committee is expected to submit their reports within three days and recommend appropriate actions.
The commissioner went on to say that the committee is chaired by Dr. Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammad, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of World Health Organization (WHO) as members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that residents of Kano are living in fear as more burials take place daily over unexplained mysterious deaths in the state.
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.”
However, 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.
The leader of the team, Dr 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.
“With the preliminary report, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out indicated that coronavirus is the cause,” Gwarzo explained.
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