3 Nigerians in US Have Died of COVID-19 – Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen Says
The envoy disclosed in a statement that the first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali from Kano State. He said she died on March 25, while receiving treatment at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York.
He identified the second case as 25-year-old Bassey Offiong, a final year Chemical Engineering student at Western Michigan University, while the third is a medical practitioner, Dr. Caleb Anya, from Ohafia in Abia State.
“The first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali of Kano descent, who died on March 25, while receiving treatment at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York.
“Secondly, 25-year-old Bassey Offiong from Calabar, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, died on Saturday, March 28, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
“Unfortunately, the last case was a medical practitioner, Dr Caleb Anya, from Ohafia in Abia State.
The consul general also praised Nigerian medical professionals in the US that are risking their lives on the frontline to save others.
“We are particularly very proud of Nigerian medical professionals in the USA who form part of the incredible workforce in the service of humanity at this time,’’ he added.