His Majesty Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has stated that Coronavirus is not the cause of many mysterious deaths in the state.
Illustrious sons of the soil have continued to die mysteriously in Kano. It was claimed that over 600 persons died within eight days in the state.
Although the northern state has 77 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus, Emir Ado Bayero has debunked rumours linking the mysterious deaths to the virus.
He made this known in a statement released Sunday April 27. The statement reads;
“My people may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon you all.
“We wish to inform you that, the Kano state ministry of health has informed us about the update on the outbreak of COVID-19 in various places across the state.
“This report is really important, the report has further confirmed to us that COVID-19 is real and that as of today about 73 people have tested positive for the pandemic.
“My people, with regards to this situation, it had become necessary for us to remind you on the need to follow all the necessary medical advice.
“You all must stay away from over crowded places, wash your hands regularly with soap and use face mask.
“We also urge you to avoid stigmatisation on people with the infection, avoid fake news that may likely create panic among our people.
“I equally call on you to look after your children and make sure they do not continue to play football on the streets, once you notice any symptoms please do not hesitate to report such to medical experts.
“My people, I call on you to remain calm, and continue to pray for Allah’s intervention. I therefore want to use this opportunity to condole the family of those who lost lives recently.
“We were equally informed by the ministry that the deaths were not as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We therefore pray for the repose of the souls who lost their lives, may Almighty Allah forgive them, those infected, we pray for their quick recovery.
“May almighty Allah continue to protect us.”