UNICEF Kano spokesman died of suspected COVID-19 – Son   

Late Rabiu

Kano State on Saturday another round of inexplicable deaths following the demise of the Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo and the Head of Communications, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Kano Field Office, Mallam Rabiu Musa.

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While the emir died at aged 74, Musa, who was UNICEF Head of Communication in Kano, joined his maker at the age of 60.

However, son of the deceased UNICEF field officer, who both shared the same name, Musa Rabiu, has indicated that his late father may have died of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, where he explained that the result of the virus test conducted on their deceased patriarch is awaited by their family.

Quoting the bereaved Rabiu, according to NAN, “Although we noticed symptoms we suspect to be of coronavirus the result of the test conducted is not yet out. A week ago, he complained of sore throat and malaria, but after few days of medication, he became normal. A few days later, he complained that he was finding it difficult to breath.

“He also complained that no matter how short he walked, he lost breath. So, he was taken to the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dala on Friday where he gave up.”

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