COVID-19: Tears as 3 prominent Nigerians die of COVID-19 in 1 day

COVID-19: Tears as 3 prominent Nigerians die of COVID-19 in 1 day

- NCDC supervisor in Zamfara state, J. Shalanga, and two other prominent Nigerians have died of Covid-19 complication on Sunday

- The two others are Chief Jide Odekunle, a former LASIMRA boss, and Professor Godwin Achinge of Benue State University

- Achinge, until his death, was the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19

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Covid-19 took a fatality swipe at the country as three prominent Nigerians were reported to have died on Sunday, July 5, as a result of coronavirus complications.

The three victims are Professor Godwin Achinge, J. Shalanga, and Chief Jide Odekunle who is the immediate past general manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA).

According to the Nigerian Tribune, Achinge, who is the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos where he was receiving treatment.

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Covid-19: Tears as 3 prominent Nigerians die of Covid-19 in 1 day

NCDC supervisor in Zamfara state, J. Shalanga, and two other prominent Nigerians have died of Covid-19 complication on Sunday. Credit: Vanguard and Nigerian Tribune.
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A deputy vice-chancellor of Benue State University, Makurdi, Achinge's Covid-19 status was confirmed by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state hours before his death.

Shalanga, on the other hands, is the state supervisor of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Zamfara, supervising the spread and control of the virus in the state.

His death was confirmed by Zamfara state commissioner of health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma, who said the NCDC supervisor fell sick and was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist hospital Gusau for treatment. He died on the way.

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Meanwhile, a wedding ceremony was turned into a ground for commotion after policemen stormed the event that was being held with no regards for COVID-19 preventive protocols.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Twitter, hundreds of people were captured fleeing the grounds after the police arrived at the marriage ceremony.

Although not explicitly stated, a look at the video shows that it was an Islamic wedding as many people were seen dressed like Muslims.

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