Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, has disclosed that autopsies are still being carried out to unravel the cause of the strange deaths that have engulfed the state in recent days.
The governor disclosed this on Monday on his official twitter handle.
It could be recalled that the state had at the weekend alone lost about 14 prominent sons and daughters to sudden deaths, creating palpable fears among residents within and outside the state.
The governor stated thus: “Over the past week, there have been reports of mysterious deaths in our great Kano State and I’m here to assure everyone that investigations are already ongoing. Autopsies are still being carried out but so far there’s been nothing to suggest that they are linked with COVID-19.
“The State Ministry of Health has been sleepless in their battle against the pandemic and I will like to commend them for their efforts thus far. They have fought hard in the sporadic testing and quarantining of the infected person across the state,” Ganduje tweeted.
Sources however, revealed that the autopsies carried out are verbal autopsies, which are being conducted through a house to house visit to engage with families of those that have died, by questioning the deceased families on the symptoms exhibited by the victims before they died. This the government think, will help to scertain the possible cause of the strange deaths in the state.