- Senate president Ahmad Lawan has told some Yobe communities to cooperate with the state authorities ascertaining the cause of unexplained deaths
- Lawan said the planned investigation by the state government is to determine the cause of the mass deaths
- The senator appeals for calm in the affected communities
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Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Yobe communities experiencing mass deaths to work with state authorities in ascertaining the cause of the unexplained deaths.
Lawan, in a statement through his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, said the planned investigation by the state government is to determine the cause of the deaths.
He said intervention by the state government would only be successful if the affected communities cooperate with the government.
The senate president appealed for calm in the affected communities and condoled with the families of those who have lost their loved ones.
Legit.ng had reported that strange deaths sweeping through communities in Yobe state have been the cause of concern
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.
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.
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.
In another report, Alhaji Muazu Brahji, the director of human resources at the Yobe state Ministry of Health has died. He was reported to have passed away at the state specialist hospital isolation centre in Damaturu.
According to Daily Trust, Brahji's brother, Yau Ubaliyo Abubakar, said that the health ministry director died after being taken to the isolation centre on Tuesday, May 5.
The deceased's brother further revealed that Brahji died while awaiting the result of his coronavirus test.
As at Wednesday, May 6, Yobe remained among the states without a COVID-19 testing centre. Sample collected in the state are taken for testing either at Abuja or Borno.
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