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Kogi Chief Imam dies of coronavirus



Chief Imam of Kabba, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, has died of coronavirus, the family confirms.

Kogi State Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been at loggerheads over reported case of COVID-19 in Kogi.

The NCDC insisted two cases were confirmed, the Government insisted the state is coronavirus-free.

Recall that: Kogi gets two cases as NCDC confirms 389 new COVID-19 cases

However, the family of Ejibunu told Kogi Government “to stop denying the obvious.”

In a statement by the family, Chief Tai Ejibunu, Obatebise of Oweland said the Chief Imam exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 because he eventually tested positive after referral from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja.

In the statement titled, “The COVID-19 Case Infection: Matters Arising, the family said: “Our attention has been drawn to the series of discussions going on concerning Covid-19 index case in Kabba and the identity of the index case.

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“I wish to affirm, on behalf of Ejibunu family, that the Chief Imam of Kabba, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, was down with flu some few days back and he had to be hospitalised at the Specialist Hospital in Kabba.

“Further medical attention was sought at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, as the flu did not abate after some days.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.