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Kano Deaths: Autopsy are being conducted – Ganduje

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano was re-elected for a second term

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has assured residents of Kano that autopsies are being carried out on those who have passed in the last week, urging them to remain calm.

Taking to Twitter on Monday to explain the situation in the northern state, Ganduje said that the state government was partnering Bayero University Kano.

“Over the past week there have been reports of mysterious deaths in our great Kano State and I am here to assure everyone that investigations are already ongoing.

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“Autopsies are still being carried out but so far there’s been nothing to suggest that they are linked with COVID-19.

“To ease their burden a bit, we are currently partnering with Bayero University Kano to set up an additional COVID-19 test centre in the State.

“I beckon the people of Kano to help us in this fight against the pandemic by respecting the lockdown, maintaining social distancing and washing their hands regularly.

“It is only together, that we have a chance at flattening the curve,” he said.

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On Sunday, a renowned Professor of Mass Communication in Bayero University Kano (BUK), Prof. Balarabe Maikaba died.

He was said to have died in the early hours of Sunday after a long battle with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Over 15 prominent indigenes of Kano have died of different ‘strange ailments’ in the last 48 hours.

Prominent among those who died were: Prof Ibrahim Ayagi, Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo, Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu (former Grand Khadi), Musa Tijjani (Editor of Triumph Newspaper) and Adamu Isyaku Dal (former SUBEB Executive secretary).

Others were: Alhaji Salisu Lado, Hajiya Shamsiyya Mustapha, Hajiyaj Nene Umma, Alhaji Garba Sarki Fagge, Dr. Nasiru Maikano Bichi, Secretary Student Affairs, North West University, Prof. Aliyu Umar Dikko of Physiology Department of Bayero University Kano and Ado Gwanja’s mother, former Commissioner of Education during the military era, Alhaji Aminu Yahaya, among others.

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