Just like Kano State where over 600 persons mysteriously died in the space of one week, about 100 people are said to have also died of strange ailment within the last ten days in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa state.
The Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori said over one hundred people, mostly of old age, died within the last ten days in Jigawa.
Kakabori, who spoke on Channels Television, said an average of ten people mostly above the ages of fifty dies everyday for the last ten days, in the local government.
The State Chairman COVID 19 Task force who is also the Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari disclosed that cause of the deaths remains unknown, leading the state government to establish a five man committee to investigate the issue and recommend appropriate actions.
Zakari said the Committee is chaired by Dr Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammad, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of World Health Organization (WHO) as members.
He pointed out that the committee are expected to submit their reports within three days.
Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo who spoke on Sunday, said the recent deaths from the test carried out established that Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the cause.