The First case COVID-19 death has been confirmed in Nigeria
Naija News Understands that the victim, Suleiman Achumugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died at 2 am earlier today
The deceased, an indigene of Kogi State, was said to have returned from the United Kingdom two weeks ago.
He was said to have started exhibiting the symptoms of the virus on Tuesday and the case was reported to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who took his blood specimen for a test. He tested positive and was evacuated to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment.
here is a confirmation from NCDC twitter handle
The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
More Details coming soon