Kano: Police commander dies; 10 doctors test positive for COVID-19

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Atiku Nagodi has died in Kano State

It was gathered that Nagodi, 54, who was the squadron commander, 9 police mobile force, Kano, died on Monday, May 4, after a protracted illness at his residence.

Kano Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed Nagodi’s death and further revealed that funeral prayers were observed at the residence of the deceased on BUK road and he was buried later in the day.

While some claimed Nagodi is the latest victim of the strange deaths recorded in Kano in the last three weeks, Kiyawa maintained that “he did not die of coronavirus he died after protracted illness”.

The late MOPOL Commander is survived by a wife and children.

In another news, 10 doctors who work with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus, after treating patients who came to the hospital with symptoms of the dreaded disease.

Chairman of the hospital’s branch of Association of Resident Doctors, Abubakar Nagoma confirmed this on Monday May 4. He told Premium Times that the affected health professionals include resident doctors who are undergoing training and consultant doctors.

Nagoma said, “We have resident and consultant doctors that were tested positive of COVID-19 in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. 

“About ten doctors are confirmed positive with COVID-19. Eight of them are already in isolation centre, while the remaining two are in self isolation at their homes because they do not have any symptom. All their close contact have been traced.

“There are more test results that are yet to be out for doctors and other health workers of the hospital that were screened last week. The number of those screened are almost hundred. We are expecting the results likely within the week to know the fate of health workers of the hospital.”

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