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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 869 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday evening, 17th February 2021, confirmed 869 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 149,369 which includes 125,722 discharged cases and 1,787 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Rivers State.

Lagos-229
Rivers-79
Taraba-73
Oyo-66
Ogun-60
FCT-58
Plateau-56
Kwara-38
Ondo-38
Osun-24
Kano-22
Nasarawa-21
Abia-19
Edo-19
Akwa Ibom-19
Cross River-10
Delta-9
Benue-8
Ekiti-6
Borno-6
Katsina-4
Bauchi-3
Bayelsa-1
Zamfara-1

Meanwhile, the senior official of the Kano State Hisbah Board caught with a married woman in a hotel has been identified as Sani Rimo.

Naija News had earlier reported that Men of the Nigeria Police Force in Kano have arrested a Hisbah commander with a woman inside a hotel.

The Shariah police official was caught with the married woman inside a hotel room at Sabon Gari area of Kano.

Rimo is said to be in charge of apprehending beggars and prostitutes in the state.

The Hisbah officer was arrested by the state police command when the husband of the woman he was allegedly having an affair with filed complaints.

The Shariah police are known for arresting unmarried people caught in hotels, presumably for sexual activities, as part of their enforcement of the Sharia.

They are also notorious for destroying truckloads of alcoholic drinks.

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