Nigerians Panic As Mysterious Deaths In Kano Allegedly Rises To 640 In One Week
Following the alleged mysterious deaths in Kano state which has reportedly risen to 640 in one week, Nigerians have taken to social media to express worry over alleged mysterious deaths in Kano.
However, the cosmopolitan state was on lockdown for 7 days which was recently relaxed by the Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje for a day owing to the declaration of Ramadan.
Reacting to the mysterious killing of the people in the state, some Nigerians linked the killing to Coronavirus while many others countered it and also pointed out that it may be something else.
Speaking to newsmen, a health worker said there is a high level of suspicion that top government officials in the state have been exposed to the virus.
“Things are in disarray here, and there is no well structured response to COVID-19. The government is not communicating. They are not testing, and people are dying. We have had people coming here to hospital and when they died, they are immediately buried without taking samples for testing.
“This is not a rumour. People are dying. The suspended test centre was fumigated days ago, and normally it should take 48 hours but as of today, it has not been reopened. They said this is because of the shortage of reagents.”
According to a Kano based Facebook user identified as Umar Khaleel, he revealed that his grandmother was the 14th person to be taken for burial at a cemetery in the state as of 10am on Friday April 25.
He also disclosed that another family member died when they got home from his grandmother’s burial. The family member became the 25th person to be buried that day at the cemetery.
Nigerian doctor and Twitter user, Dr Olufunmilayo claimed that 640 people have died in Kano state in the last 7 days.
Kano was quick to split the Emirate. Kano was quick to appoint new Emirs. Kano was quick to dismiss a sitting Emir. Kano was quick to exonerate the Governor despite video evidence of stealing money. 640 people have died in 7days. Kano has no plan and is not quick to do anything.
For those who think it is IMPOSSIBLE for Coronavirus to kill 640 people in one week in Kano, Let me remind you of a few things; Kano (and Nigeria as a whole) has not tested as much as it can/should, 813 people died today in UK- just today; Please NEVER underestimate this virus.