NLC Chairman of Taraba dies of suspected coronavirus infection

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Taraba State, Peter Gambo
Tochi Juliet

The chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Taraba State chapter Peter Gambo has reportedly died of coronavirus at the Federal Medical Center FMC Jalingo.

Peter Gambo who was isolated early this month at the Taraba State specialist isolation centre Jalingo, died Tuesday morning of COVID-19 at the hospital.

Gambo, who died at about midnight on Wednesday, was reported to have been sick with high fever before he passed on.

Management of the hospital confirmed the news of his death.

The treasurer of the state NLC, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Taraba State, Peter Julius, confirmed the incident.

He said the NLC chairman died around midnight on Wednesday at the FMC.

It was gathered that the NLC chairman started having fever 11 days ago and was visited by many friends and relatives in his house in Jalingo.

The fever persisted ceaselessly that's why he was taken to the Lasa Fever Isolation Center at FMC Jalingo where he passed on, Wednesday."

However, a family member of the deceased said, they suspected the man might have died of Lassa fever or Coronavirus.

"We were suspecting Lasa Fever or Coronavirus, the sample on him was yet to confirm the case before he died; so one cannot really tell what kind of disease that killed him, though we don't have Lasa Fever cases at hand yet in the state so, it is mostly suspected to be COVID-19," a family member stated.

Peter Gambo was also the Reverend Pastor in charge of the Glorious Army Ministry, one of the biggest churches in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

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