Yobe State Chief Judge, Nabaruma Is Dead
- Yobe state has lost its chief judge, Garba Nabaruma - Nabaruma reportedly died on Tuesday morning, May 19, after a protracted illness - The deceased was reported to be the longest-serving chief judge since the creation of Yobe state having been sworn into office in 2011
Yobe state chief judge Nabaruma is dead The chief judge in Yobe state, Garba Nabaruma, is dead.
Nabaruma died on Tuesday morning, May 19, after a protracted illness.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the deceased had been sick for some time before being rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja for advanced treatment.
He, however, died on Tuesday at the National Hospital, Abuja after a lost battle with the undisclosed illness.
Nabaruma was reported to be the longest-serving chief judge since the creation of Yobe state having been sworn into office in 2011.
He was said to be a stabilising factor in the judiciary throughout his nine years of professional practice working with two governors before his death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Yobe state government confirmed four hundred and seventy-one (471) mystery deaths in the state as of Monday, May 11.
It was reported that in the last five weeks over 400 hundred people have been buried across five local governments.
Many residents have expressed concern as to what is causing this high number of deaths. Gravediggers across the major towns on Wednesday morning, May 13, said the figures were above 600 for Damaturu, Potiskum, Nguru, and Gashua.
They went on to note that its activities have been largely limited to the state capital, Damaturu by the state task force on COVID-19.
Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, the state commissioner for health and vice-chairman state COVID-19 response team speaking at a press briefing said 57% out of the general death recorded across the state had an underlying chronic illness.
According to Gana, more than 57% are were aged between 50 years and above, while 58.5% were male. He added that the trend showed an increase in mortality.
The commissioner said"96% had no travel history outside the state. Approximately 90% of the cases did not have symptoms consistent with the case of COVID-19."