By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 26, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – About eleven mysterious deaths were recorded in Kano within the last 24 hours, with one of the casualties being a regional chief executive of a first-generation bank. This was revealed by local sources who pleaded anonymity.
Although the cause of the deaths have not been established, there are suggestions that they might not be unrelated with the sudden explosion of #COVID-19 in the state.
However, coordinator of the Kano technical response team for COVID-19, Dr Tijjani Hussaini, has confirmed the deaths, but said that there was no evidence yet linking the deaths to #COVID-19. Kano has recorded 77 #COVID-19 infections, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Prior to the recent development, Governor Ganduje of Kano State, while reacting to earlier media reports of several mysterious deaths in Kano, had said that only 13 deaths had been recorded in the state within the said period, all of which were from natural causes.