Confusion as more and more people lose their lives in Kano due to strange ailment


The strange deaths recorded in Kano State is not slowing down at all and this has left residents worried, despite the assurance by Government.

On Sunday, Muhammad Garba, commissioner of information, had asked residents not to panic “as government is on top of the situation and the mystery or whatever it is will soon be unravelled”.

Just few days ago the state has recorded multiple deaths, with Sabitu Shaibu, deputy head of the state task force on COVID-19 putting the toll at 640.

There were earlier speculation  that the deaths could be as a result of COVID-19 (The state has a record of 77 confirmed cases of coronavirus) but Garba attributed the deaths to hypertension, acute malaria, diabetes, among others.

The harvest of deaths continued on Sunday with the demise of more and more Kano residents.

The loss of lives in the ancient city not only affected the elite, the lower class of the society also had their share.

Undertakers and cemetary workers in the state had expressed worries over the increasing rate of deaths and burials.

Minister of health Osagie Ehanire, said the federal government had set up a panel to probe the strange deaths in the state and ascertain the cause.

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, asked the federal government to make the findings of the panel public.