The Kano Government has said the scores of deaths, in recent days, were unrelated with the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
But it also quickly acknowledged it was jumping to conclusion by stating that the health ministry is probing the causes.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner of Information, gave the government’s position in a statement.
“The state government acknowledges recent deaths in Kano, but it is on top of the situation. We have begun investigation to unravel the remote causes of the deaths.
“The investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, but preliminary report of the state’s Ministry of Health indicates that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Reports from the ministry have shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria.
“Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is anxiously waiting for the final report so as to take necessary action.
“The state government is concerned over what is happening. The ministry of health is already handling the situation. When they are through with the medical investigation, further actions will be taken.
“The mystery, or whatever it is, will soon be unraveled,” he said.