Fear grips Kogi as Judge dies of suspected coronavirus

By Ameh Louis

Kogi state is now in a grip of fear as Mr. Nasiru Ajana the state chief judge dies of suspected coronavirus.

Until his death at the Gwagwalada, Abuja isolation centre on Sunday, the state government had maintained that there is no presence of coronavirus in the state.

WAR correspondence in Kogi, reports that Ajana was rushed to Abuja coronavirus isolation centre when he developed symptoms.

Lokoja residents are worried that the chief judge may have transmitted the disease to other persons before he died, making the fear more intensive.

Some of the residents are asking questions as to, How did Ajana contact the virus? Where and where has he been in the last two weeks? At what time did were the symptoms noticed?

WAR learned that Ajana was very healthy a week before he contracted the illness that has since killed him.

Kogites, especially residents of Lokoja the state capital have since appealed to the Kogi state government to activate proactive steps that will ensure the containment of coronavirus spread in the state.

They, however, appealed to the state government to stop living in denial about the presence of coronavirus in Kogi state, but rather work with all vital partners to ensure the state is safe.

Some of the residents who spoke to WAR appealed to the state government to ensure all workers under the late chief judge are quarantined while his office is closed and disinfected before it will be allowed to operate.

The residents have since appealed to Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor to enforce the use of face mask across the state, engage in a massive awareness in communities and urban centres, and that way, the transmission will be greatly reduced.


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