The Government of Katsina State has announced the death of Dr. Aminu Yakubu, a Daura based private medical practitioner who returned from Lagos three days before he died.

Aminu Bello Masari, who is the State governor for Katsina announced the death of the first COVID-19 victim in the state, said the result from the laboratory tests showed that he was COVID -19 positive which contributed to his death

Dr Yakubu was 60-years-old before he died at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, three days ago. He owned a private hospital in Daura and had visited Kogi, where he hailed from before travelling to Lagos. Masari said on returning to the state, Yakubu became ill and was admitted to the hospital, where he died.