Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Mystery deaths hit Jigawa state as 100 persons mostly above 50 years die within last 10 days

The government of Jigawa state is investigating the circumstances surrounding the mysterious deaths of over 100 persons in Hadeja local government area of the state.
Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori, confirmed the reports to newsmen — he stated that an average of ten persons mostly above the ages of fifty, have died everyday within the last ten days in the local government.

Also, the State Chairman COVID 19 Task force who is also the Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari Committee, has constituted an investigation team led by Dr Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammad, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of World Health Organization (WHO) as members, to unravel the causes of these mysterious deaths.

The Commissioner stated the committee is expected to submit their reports within three days. The deaths have led to widespread fears that there might be community spread of the Coronavirus in the state.

This development comes even as Kano state is still battling with mysterious deaths. Just recently, the leader of the Presidential Task Force committee on coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr Nasiru Gwarzo, revealed that the mysterious deaths in Kano was caused by the novel virus.

Jigawa state has 39 confirmed cases of COVID19.

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