Karimatu Abubakar, the mother of the director-general of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, is dead.
She died in Bichi town on Sunday, April 26, 2020, and was buried on Monday, April 27, 2020.
There has been an uptick in strange deaths in Kano, though the state government has cliamed that they are not COVID-19 related.
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Muhammad Garba, the commissioner of information, asked residents not to panic “as the government is on top of the situation and the mystery or whatever it is will soon be unraveled”.
In the past week, the state has recorded multiple deaths, with Sabitu Shaibu, the deputy head of the state task force on COVID-19 putting the toll at 640.
There were concerns that the deaths could be as a result of COVID-19 (Kano has 77 confirmed cases of coronavirus) but Garba attributed them to hypertension, acute malaria, and diabetes.