The purported strange disease that hit the ancient city of Kano has claimed another victim: Dr Ghali Umar of the Department of Architecture of the Kano State University of Science and Technology.
The late Dr Umar is the fifth prominent scholar to die in Kano in the last 72 hours.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Shehu Musa, a copy made available to pressmen.
His death on Monday has thrown the city into mourning as late Dr Umar was described as an easy-going man.
The statement reads: “We regret to announce the death of Dr Ghali Kabir Umar, of the Department of Architecture.”
Until his death, Dr Umar was a head of department and a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
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