Amid coronavirus, strange disease kills 68 persons in Yobe state

Amid coronavirus, strange disease kills 68 persons in Yobe state

- Reports have it that not less than 68 persons in Yobe have died from an unknown plague

- This was confirmed by the commissioner for health in the state, Mohammed Lawan Gana

- Gana stated that the disease is not entirely unlinkable to unlikable to the coronavirus pandemic

Just when Nigerians felt that they have a lot to deal with concerning the coronavirus and its attendant harsh effects, a wave of strange deaths is sweeping through some northern states.

One of the states affected by this fearful occurrence is Yobe where a lot of persons have died in the commercial area of Potiskum, The Nation reports.

Confirming the worrisome development, the commissioner for health in the state, Mohammed Lawan Gana, said that the Yobe government was still investigating the cause of the deaths.

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However, Gana mentioned that while the deaths cannot be directly linked to coronavirus, it is not advisable to completely disassociate the disease from the trend.

Amid coronavirus, strange disease kills 68 persons in Yobe state

The state government said that mentioned that while the deaths cannot be directly linked to coronavirus, it is not advisable to completely disassociate the disease from the trend.
Source: UGC

The commissioner added: “These rumours happened. People die due to various causes. We may not say it is the coronavirus. When this kind of thing happens. We have our standard ways of doing things.

''We have sent out a team to go to the local government to establish that these deaths are happening and the causes.''

Even more, when asked by journalists, a graveyard attendant in the area revealed that he and his colleagues have buried at least 68 dead bodies just within a space of three days.

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The attendant stated: “Oga, we don’t know why people are dying like this. We too want to know what the problem is but we don’t know. We want the government to find out and tell us what is happening.''

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that amid strange death in the ancient town of Kano, another prominent monarch, Alhaji Yusuf Bayero, has reportedly died in the state.

The deceased was the Dan’iya of Kano. Legit.ng gathered that he was the district head of Dawakin Kudu local government area of the state.

Bayero was said to be the first district head Ajingi local government area in the history of Kano state.

Legit.ng had previously reported that Nasidi Nuhu, a former director of Bayero University Health Services; Yusuf Wakili Yola, a journalist; Ubale Ibrahim, Kannywood actor, were among the latest persons to have died in Kano within 24hours.

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