Nigeria records 1st coronavirus death

By AdvocateNews on 23/03/2020

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Suleiman Achimugu is Nigeria's first recorded coronavirus death
Suleiman Achimugu is Nigeria's first recorded coronavirus death

*A total of 36 cases have been confirmed in six states.

Nigeria has announced its first death caused by coronavirus in the country.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, March 23, 2020.

The deceased is a 67-year-old male who returned to Nigeria following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.


"He had underlying medical conditions - multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy," the NCDC said.

The deceased is Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).

According to a statement by his family, Achimugu died on Sunday, March 22 while receiving treatment at a specialist hospital after he tested positive.

"He has since been buried according to Islamic rites," the statement read.

Achimugu is Nigeria's 36th confirmed case of coronavirus in a total of six states - Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Edo.

Posted 23/03/2020 10:34:32 PM


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