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Mysterious deaths hit Jigawa, following Kano

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Following mysterious deaths reported in Kano in the past few weeks, at least 100 mysterious deaths have also been recorded within a span of 10 days, in Hadejia town of Jigawa, the state Chairman, COVID 19 Taskforce, doubles as Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari disclosed.

The special assistant on media to the council chairman, Sani Kakabori disclosed that the 100 people, mostly of old age, died within the last ten days, while several others suffered series of illness ranging from high fever, headache, cough and catarrh.

Subsequent investigations have revealed that similar death cases were recorded in major towns like Kazaure, Gumel, Ringim, Dutse areas of the state, among several others where more than 50 people, especially of old age, died in the last 10 days.

In the meantime, Muhammed Badaru Abubakar has set up a five-man committee, charged with the responsibility of investigating the remote cause of the fatalities across the state.

The Committee, to be chaired by Dr Mahmud Abdulwahab, with Shehu Mohd, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representatives of the World Health Organization(WHO), as members.

The committee is however expected to submit their reports within three days and make recommendations for appropriate actions.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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