- Reactions have trailed the reported death of Jimoh Ibrahim, the Cross River commissioner of police
- There is an air of uncertainty surrounding the officer's death
- The governor of Cross River state has confirmed the incident
The Cross River state commissioner of police, Jimoh Ibrahim has died of a sudden illness.
The chief medical director of the facility, Ikpeme Ikpeme said Jimoh was brought into the hospital facility, practically dead.
The doctor could not confirm if the police chief died of COVID-19, but advised those who have been in close contact with the late officer to be on self-isolation. He also urged them to visit the hospital for a COVID-19 test.
Vanguard reported that a source close to the victim claimed the police officer died of pneumonia complications.
“Nobody should tell you he died of COVID-19 but the doctors said he died of pneumonia."
Meanwhile, the Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has expressed sadness over the death of the state commissioner of police.
Ayade in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Christian Ita, described the passing of the officer as a great loss.
The governor said:
"You kept us safe and gave us your all. We will forever remember you for your courage and bravery. Nothing will fill the void your passing has created, especially in our fight against criminality.”
In another report, new information indicates that Nigerians are faced with the prospects of entering a second lockdown if the rise in COVID-19 cases continues unchecked.
The National Economic Council (NEC) said another lockdown will be the last resort in the wake of the second wave of the disease, The Nation reported.
NEC which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure after a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 17.
Still on health, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has gone into isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed in a short message posted on the governor's Twitter handle on Friday, December 18.
According to the statement, the deputy governor will oversee all activities in the state pending the outcome of the COVID-19 result of the governor.
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