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Northern states in confusion as Jigawa, Yobe records strange deaths

Just like Kano earlier recorded large numbers of unexplained deaths, Jigawa and Yobe states have also in recent days recorded their own numbers of strange and unexplained deaths.

In Jigawa state, Fourty-seven persons have been reported dead in Hadejia local government area of the state on Tuesday.

The chairman of the local government, Abdullahi Maikanti confirmed this after he debunked rumours that the deaths were related to COVID-19.

In his statement, Maikanti said:
        "After we conducted verbal autopsy and visited Gawona and General Hospital burial grounds, we concluded that Fourty-seven people died from April 30th to May 6."

Maikanti also stated that the dead were elderly people with medical conditions ranging from hypertension, asthma and stroke.

In Yobe state, 155 persons have allegedly died in the last six days as a result of a strange and undisclosed ailment.

SaharaReporters gathered that no less than 155 have died in Gashua and Pokistum areas of Yobe state exhibiting Coronavirus related symptoms.

The governor of the state Mai Mala Buni have said that the deaths are not in anyway related to Coronavirus.

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