Kano Deaths: Falana Pens Letter to Ehanire Demanding Details

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded for detailed information on the strange deaths and mass burials reportedly happening in Kano.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) made the demand in a letter to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Sunday.

Signing the letter as the Interim Chairman of Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 Action Programme and Beyond, Falana, said the demand is made on the strength of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

He also demanded for the certified true copy of the report of the joint investigation conducted by the federal and Kano State ministries of health into the strange deaths and mass burials taking place in Kano State.

The lawyer also demanded that the report should include “the nature and cause of the deaths, the number of casualties and patients currently undergoing treatment in hospitals as well as an outline of the measures being put in place by the Federal Government to stop the strange deaths involving mass burials.”

He also threatened to drag the minister to court if he failed to accede to the requests.

In the April 26, Falana noted that during a press briefing held in Abuja a week ago, the minister announced that the Federal Ministry of Health, the Kano State Chief Epidemiologist, officials of the Kano Public Health Department and those of the NCDC had commenced investigation into the strange deaths and mass burials going on in Kano State.

“However, we are disturbed to note that the burials have since continued without any official information on the cause of the strange deaths.

“The people of Kano State and Nigerians, in general, are worried over the worsening health crisis as it may spread to other parts of Kano State not yet affected as well as other parts of the country if not urgently addressed”, he said in the letter.

 

 

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