The strange deaths in Kano continued, yesterday, with the passing of four prominent citizens of the state. They include a cleric, Sheik Tijjani Yola, who wa also the head of Murtala Mohammed Central Mosque in the state; father of Vice Chancellor of National Open University, NOUN, Uba Adamu; former speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Adamu Sarawa; and former chairperson of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN, Halima Shittu.
This came as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, yesterday, raised the alarm over fear of large scale community transmission of COVID-19 in the state.
This is even as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the House of Representatives expressed concern and displeasure over the health crisis and mysterious deaths in Kano State, calling for urgent practical steps to arrest the situation.
The fresh deaths are coming despite assurances by the state government that there was no cause for alarm.
A member of the cleric’s family, who disclosed that he died in the early hours of yesterday, said: “He passed on at his residence in Gwale quarters in Kano in the early hours of today (yesterday) and was laid to rest around 9 am.’’