The number of mass deaths in Kano are shockingly rising by the day. Kannywood actor Ubale Ibrahim popularly known as Wanke Wanke died yesterday in Kano Hospital.
However, he was not the only well-known person that passed on in the last 24 hours, Yusuf Wakili Yola, who was a journalist also passed on.
While the authorities are still investigating the cause of deaths hundreds of people have been reported dead since the state recorded its first case of COVID-19 .
The government has, however, said the deaths are not COVID-19 related. Meanwhile, the authorities are still investigating the causes of the deaths.
The Cable has reported that on Thursday, April 30, Aliyu Daneji, father of Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force; Khadijah Abdallah, wife of Kabiru Bayero, a former ambassador; and Tijjani Yarwa, a businessman based at Kwanar Jaba in Nassarawa local government area of Kano joined the list of those who have passed away.
Speaking on the Kano mass death President Buhari said that he won’t let the people of Kano down. He further ordered a two-week lockdown and a probe of the deaths.
“This is no time for talk. Our common purpose is to preserve the lives and health of citizens. President Muhammadu Buhari and his government are with the people of Kano State and will not let them down.
“If there is reason to believe that the mortality rate in Kano due to COVID-19 is out of control, it will spell a serious development to which the best action would be for the federal government and state government to work more tightly together to find solutions and implement together.
“In Nigeria, there are currently verbal autopsies underway in Kano State to identify the precise cause of the sudden and rapid increase in mortality in recent days. While some may wish to believe that there are other causes at play here like hypertension, diabetes, meningitis, and acute malaria’, there are others who say it is COVID-19,” read his statement.