About 100 people have reportedly died in Jigawa state after a mysterious illness struck in the Hadejia area of the state.
This is according to the Special assistant to the local government council chairman on media, Sani Kakabori.
The mysterious deaths in the part of the state has spurred the government of the State to set up a five-man committee to investigate the deaths and to also proffer solution to the matter.
Nigerians, have however taken to social media to react to the deaths in the state, which has proximity to Kano State.
Read their comments below:
@Ken_ibene “Just so you know, Jigawa is next door neighbor to Kano state and the misery behind the deaths in Kano have not been unravelled. Now Jigawa is faced with the same fate. Sad!”
@Nissybright “Not surprised. Kano shares a border with Jigawa. Both states were part of the old Kano state before Jigawa was carved out.I suspect it is the recent mass exchange, or internal deportation of almajiris, that is accelerating the spread of Covid-19 in the North.”
@Ebonomon “So the new trend in the North is mass mysterious deaths but these won’t have been termed mysterious if they took the right steps on time.My heart goes out to the health workers in these states.”
@Stellacookey “Kano is spreading it to Jigawa.they are technically part of Kano.”
@Wuwe_Rino “That is where they missed it, calling deaths by COVID 19 mystery. You’ll pay the supreme price when u refused to abide by the safety rules.”
@Udommilliego “Religion and illiteracy will wipe out the north.”
@Mandako77 “I’m aware this COVID-19 issue will be different when it enters the North, their things are always different.”
@Chukwu_eo “What are all these committees being setup by the government actually doing?A 100 mysterious death in Jigawa and the government has immediately setup a 5-man committee, and my question is “they are to do what exactly”? What is really going on in this nation?”
@Kayode Bankole “It’s not mysterious death, it’s COVID-19, they have not been testing at all.”