Mysterious deaths: Bauchi governor reveals actual number of fatalities in Azare
The Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed has debunked media reports that a mysterious ailment has claimed 300 lives in the last 30 days in Azare.
He disclosed that only 150 people have been confirmed dead.
Mohammed, a COVID-19 survivor, stated this in a media briefing on Sunday.
According to him, “it’s 150 people that have died in the last 30 days and not 300 people as reported in the media.”
The Herald recalls that a former member of the House Representatives from Bauchi State, Ibrahim Mohammed Baba recently wrote President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that COVID-19 had killed over 100 persons in Azare in the last one week and has thrown the entire area into great mourning, panic, and confusion.
The governor explained that he was imposing a lockdown on three local government areas after the result of 66 persons confirmed their COVID-19-positive status.
“Total lockdown on the 3 LGAs is necessary; we just got result of about 66 cases, 42 of which were from Azare alone. And we have found out that most of the cases from Azare is as a result of community transmission; people are not adhering to guidelines in that axis, because there have been transaction going on between the people of Azare and Kano were the COVID-19 pandemic is high,” Mohammed said.