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Video: Names and photos of 13 Nigerians killed by Coronavirus in UK, US


The Federal Government has mourned 13 Nigerians who died of the coronavirus pandemic while abroad.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission [NIDCOM], Abike Dabiri-Erewa, released a list of the Nigerians who died since the outbreak started some four months ago on Thursday evening.

The list shared via her Twitter handle includes a video showing the names, pictures and countries of residence of the departed compatriots.

Of the deceased 13 deceased Nigerians, eight died in the United Kingdom while five died in the United States.

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The 55-second clip listed the departed souls in the UK as Dr Alfa Sa’adu, Carol Jamabo, Dr Kole Abayomi, Bode Ajanlekoko, Adeola Onasanya, Ugochukwu Erondu, Chidinma Olajide and Mmaete Greg.

Bassey Offiong, Caleb Anya, Akeem Adagun, Laila Abubakar and Patricia Imobhio were profiled to have died of the infection in America.

Dabiri-Erewa prayed that the souls of the departed ones find repose.

“May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora, who lost their lives to COVID-19, rest in peace. May the Lord heal the world,” she tweeted.

Over 85,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded globally from about 1.5 million confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organisation situation dashboard as of the time of filing this report.

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More than 7,000 people have died of the virus in the UK which has recorded over 60,000 confirmed cases.

The US has also recorded over 12,000 deaths from about 400,000 confirmed cases while Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases and deaths toll less than 300 and 10 respectively.