Yobe Govt investigates rising mysterious deaths



The Yobe Government says it is investigating reported rising mysterious deaths in some parts of the state.

Dr Muhammed Gana, the state Commissioner for and Vice Chairman, Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, disclosed this newsmen on Thursday in Damaturu.

Gana said the mortality rate could not be easily attributed Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

He however said the state had already commenced investigation ascertain the actual cause of the deaths, including carrying out autopsies the cause(s) of deaths.

“You conclude to say that when somebody dies, the person dies as a result of epidemic. no, you have to the cause of the death and the related items.

“This is why we have always taken our time to investigate the causes before we reveal our findings,’’ he said.

The commissioner assured that as soon as the report of the investigations were out, they would use those results to prevent further mortalities.

Gana also pointed out state was not only battling with coronavirus, but other diseases, especially at hot season, when meningitis and measles strike.

He explained that during hot seasons heightened number of mortalities were being reported not only in Yobe but other parts of the country.

“We also know weather is hot. As hot as 45 degrees and above, and all these cause a lot of morbidities and result in mortalities across the states,’’ he added.

According to Gana, the only indigene of the state that lost life as a result of COVID-19 died in an isolation centre of a neighbouring state,  but not in Yobe.

“The COVID-19 Committee on Prevention and Control had been doing its to contain spread of the in the state.

“Soon the committee make expansion of another 100 bed capacity isolation centre within Yobe State Hospital.

“The committee also produce face masks in large quantities for distribution to the masses, all in an effort to protect Yobe communities,’’ he said.

He assured residents state government would not compromise their , as the administration is working to ensure that they are protected. (NAN)