Another Borno lawmaker dies in hospital

Lawmaker representing Bayo constituency at the Borno State House of Assembly, Umar Audi is dead.

This is coming barely a week after Bukar Wakil Lawan, lawmaker representing Nganzai constituency in Borno died of Coronavirus.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the lawmaker was initially rejected at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital on Tuesday evening as the health workers insisted that there was no bed space.

It was further learnt that Audi died shortly after his family members prevailed upon the hospital authorities.

According to an eyewitness, the lawmaker died shortly after they admitted him. His sample has been sent to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to certify if the death has anything to do with COVID-19."

His death came barely a week after Bukar Wakil Lawan, lawmaker representing Nganzai constituency in Borno died of Coronavirus.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that one out of the two COVID-19 patient who absconded in Borno State have been found according to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura.

24-year-old Abbas Kaka Hassan, who went into hiding after testing positive for COVID-19, was found in his family house critically ill.

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