By Anas Sani Anka
Zamfara State Commissioner for Health Alh Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma has declared that, one of the confirmed victims of fresh cases of Covid-19 pandemic who is a resident of Damba area in Gusau the Zamfara State capital has been on the run since yesterday.
The Commissioner who declared this in a telephone interview with Standard Voice Television (SVTV) explained that, the victim who leaves in Abuja was alleged to have contacted the virus and entered Gusau the State capital.
He said after getting the suspecious information, his ministry reached out to the victim at his residence in Damba and pleaded with him to allow his officials take his blood sample for laboratory test. The pleadings he said took them to hail before the victim allow them to take his blood sample.
Kanoma further noted that, contrary to the laid down rules of anybody suspected to be contracted with the virus, the victim was alleged to have immediately left Gusau for Shinkafi and later moved to Kano and Kaduna State respectively.
He said the result of his sample was returned to Zamfara yesterday and it was tested positive adding that, on return to get the victims isolated they realized that, he is on the run.
The Commissioner noted that, several calls have been put to his telephone line but the victim could neither pick not returns the calls.
He noted further that, the ministry later reached out to his personal driver who informed the officials of the ministry that the victim has already returned to Abuja and that they were on their way to the airport for boarding.
Kanoma further said, he has contacted the Permanent Secretary Federal ministry for Health to assist them get the victim hence some sources confirmed that the victim works with the Aso Rock Villa but noted that after several contacts at the Aso Rock Villa it has come to their notice that the victims is not a staff of Aso Rock Villa as alleged by some people.
He said as at today, another information reaching them was that, the victim has sent his driver to move his family to Abuja but noted that his ministry is on the track of his movement and remain hopeful of reaching him.
The Commissioner further noted that, they have already placed his houses at Kado Estate in Abuja and that of Kaduna on surveillance as well as alerted the security agencies maning Kaduna entry borders hoping that the victim will get arrested.