Health Commissioner breaks silence on 150 mysterious deaths in Kano

150 people die in Kano in three days, cause of death unknown

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread slowly in Nigeria, and the rest of the world, with Kano state the most populous Northern state in Nigeria having 59 confirmed cases according to the NCDC's April 20 reports. There was  serious fear and panic in the state as over 150 persons died of unknown causes.

According to a recent report by DailyTrust, over 150 people died in Kano between Friday and Saturday last week, as their cause of death remains unknown.

There are fears that the deceased must have died as a result of a strange ailment, amid the recent coronavirus outbreak.

According to the report, figure of the dead buried in the three cemeteries excludes other people buried in dozens of burial grounds in the eight local government areas that constitute Kano metropolis, though those working in such cemeteries said they did not notice anything unusual.

Also, authorities in Kano, community leaders, families of the deceased and medical officials have given different opinion on the matter with the state ministry of health saying it was investigating the matter.

Attendants and undertakers across the three cemeteries that witnessed unusual burials described the current regularity of burials in the city as unprecedented, urging the government to as a matter of urgency investigate to ascertain the real cause.

The Kano State Ministry of Health yesterday, called for calm saying the ministry had already launched an investigation to unravel the real cause of the deaths in the state.

In other news, a video footage surfaced online showing residents of Kano flouting the federal and state government social distancing directives as they gathered in their numbers to see a football match.

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