UNICEF’s Head of Communications in the Kano Field Office, Malam Rabiu Musa, is dead.

His son, Musa Rabiu, who confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, said the UNICEF official died on Saturday at the age of 60.

“My dad died about 3 a.m on Saturday, after battling with sickness for a few days.

“Although, we noticed symptoms we suspect to be of Coronavirus, the result of the test conducted is not yet out.

“A week ago, he complained of sore throat and malaria but after a few days of medication, he became normal.

 “A few days later, he complained that he was finding it difficult to breathe.

“He also complained that no matter how short he walked, he loses breath. So, he was taken to the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dala, on Friday where he gave up the ghost,” the son said.

About 2 p.m. when the son was contacted, he said, “We are now at the hospital with the officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for his burial.”

NAN reports that the deceased is survived by seven children and one wife.