The sudden sharp rise in the deaths of Kano city residents has sparked curiosity across the country, and many eyes and ears are open to find out what the cause of these deaths was.
Initial Speculations was that the deaths were cause by the novel corona virus currently sweeping through the world, however the Kano state government has steeped up to calm nerves.
The state government acknowledged the deaths but said they were caused by complications from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria and not the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The state government is concerned over what is happening. The ministry of health is already handling the situation. When they are through with the medical investigation, further necessary actions will be taken,” a Kano spokesman said in a statement.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed Kano’s ministry of health to investigate the “immediate and remote” causes of death, the statement said.