Kano State is in the news again with more than 12 high profile death on Saturday.
Among the high profile deaths on Saturday were academics, banker, politicians, business tycoons and technocrat.
Among those high profile deaths are Prof Ibrahim Ayagi the CEO of Hassan Gwarzo School and former National Economic Adviser to Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Alh. Dahiru Rabiu Former Kano Grand Khadi, Prof. Aliyu Umar Dikko of Physiology department BUK and Mal Musa Tijjani, the former Editor of Triumph Newspaper.
Also among the high profile deaths on Saturday in Kano include captain Abdullahi Gyadi Gyadi, Dr Musa Umar Gwarzo, Alh. Adamu Isyaku Dal former Subeb boss, Dr Nasiru Maikano Bichi Secretary Student Affairs Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Alh Salisu Lado, Alh. Garba Sarki Fagge, Hajia Shamsiyya Mustapha and Hajia Nene Umma.
Solacebase had reported on Monday that over the weekend, more than 60 deaths were recorded at three major cemeteries in the metropolis.
In an interview on a Channels television program, Politics Today, Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje denied reports of increasing deaths in the state, describing Daily Trust report as fake news. He said in a quote ”only 13 people died”.
Although the deaths have been rumoured to related coronavirus, however medical experts say it would be too early to assume that the deaths were COVID-19 related.
‘’’The deaths have to be investigated by epidemiologists to determine reasons behind the increasing deaths, ‘’said Dr. Usman Bashir of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Speaking with Solacebase on the deaths, Kano Coordinator of Technical Response Team on COVID-19, Dr Tijjani Hussaini said they have commenced an investigation into the issue by mounting surveillance at burial grounds so as to follow up on cases and embarking on community education.
He explained that based on a scientific way of working, it will be difficult to say there are increasing deaths as no statistics have been taken to compare the previous situation with the present condition on the number of deaths.
He added that his team would be transparent in its finding on the causes of deaths after investigation.