Strange deaths continued in Kano on Sunday despite assurance from the State Government that the situation was being looked into.
Aminu Yahaya, a former commissioner of education in the state was among the people that died on Sunday.
Yahya died at his residence located at Gandun Albasa quarters in the city and has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Also Mudi Mudi, a senior official of the Kano Secondary School Management Board (KSSMB), died on Sunday.
The death of Balarabe Maikaba, a professor of mass communication, at Bayero University in Kano had earlier been reported on Sunday afternoon.
A commercial transporter, known as Boluwaji, was said to have also died in the early hours of Sunday.
On Sunday, Muhammad Garba, commissioner of information, had asked residents not to panic, claaiming that the “government is on top of the situation and the mystery or whatever it is will soon be unravelled”.
Sabitu Shaibu, deputy head of the state task force on COVID-19 put the death toll of people who had died in Kano within one week at 640.
It is suspected that the deaths could be COVID-19 related.
Kano has 77 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
But Garba attributed the deaths to hypertension, acute malaria, diabetes, among other ailments.