Mysterious Deaths: Nigerians outraged as Kano Gov’t conducts Verbal Autopsy

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express outrage following the decision of the Kano state government to conduct Verbal Autopsy as a way of determining the true cause of the mysterious deaths in the state.

The Kano state Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, announced in a statement on Monday, that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed the state Ministry of Health to conduct verbal autopsy.

The statement also revealed that a combined team from the Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been drafted to eight Local Government Areas within the Kano Emirate Council to perform the autopsy exercise.

“I am pleased to inform the good people of Kano state that verbal autopsy to determine the real cause of the deaths of our citizens who lost their lives over the weekend has begun in earnest.

“Following the directive of the Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, health experts from the state Ministry of Health and the NCDC have been drafted to visit the families and relatives of the dead so as to trace their medical history, with a view to ascertain what really led to their deaths,” Garba stated.

“Our primary healthcare system has also been re-activated across the 44 Local Government Areas to guarantee easy access to healthcare delivery, even as we continue to battle the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic,” the Commissioner added.

Following the directive, Nigerians took to Twitter to lash out on the government, wondering how ‘true cause of death’ could be determine by verbal autopsy.

See some of the tweets below.

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