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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 655 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday evening, 24th February 2021, confirmed 655 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 153,842 which includes 130,818 discharged cases and 1,885 deaths.

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

Lagos-240
Ogun-88
Rivers-56
FCT-51
Kaduna-43
Kano-25
Plateau-21
Taraba-19
Edo-17
Abia15
Delta-13
Nasarawa-11
Akwa Ibom-10
Kwara-10
Oyo-10
Kebbi-9
Borno-5
Bayelsa-4
Gombe-4
Ekiti-2
Osun-2

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has appealed to Fulani herdsmen not to carry or use AK-47 guns.

The Governor while speaking on Wednesday at the launch of the 2020/2021 annual livestock vaccination campaign held at the Galambi Cattle Ranch, Bauchi begged the herdsmen to remain peaceful even if they face any provocation.

The Governor who praised the simplicity of the Fulani herders, appealed to them to ignore his figurative allusion to the use of AK-47 guns and always show their humane and peaceful character.

Mohammed promised to continue to defend them against any form of criminal profiling just as he has always done.

Source: Naija News

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