Mysterious deaths hit Jigawa state as 100 persons mostly above 50 years of age die within the last 10 days

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The Jigawa state government is currently investigating circumstances surrounding the mysterious deaths of over 100 persons in Hadeja local government area of the state.


The Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori, who confirmed this to newsmen, said an average of ten persons mostly above the ages of fifty, have died everyday within the last ten days in the local government.


Meanwhile, the State Chairman COVID 19 Task force who is also the Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari Committee, has constitued as 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 said 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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