Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, has alleged that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an artificial virus propagated by force for Nigerians to accept.
Governor Bello made this claim while speaking at the third-day prayers for Justice Nasir Ajana, the late Chief Judge of Kogi State, on Tuesday.
Justice Ajana died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja.
Governor Bello described COVID-19 as worst than banditry, Boko Haram and genocide put together, insisting that it was artificial but unfortunately sold to Nigerians.
He stated that nothing kills people faster than fear of contracting the virus, noting that the disease is only out to create fear, panic; orchestrated to reduce and shorten the lifespan of the people.
He urged residents of the state “not to give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19”, adding that “it is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause”.
“Whether medical experts and scientist believe it or not, COVID-19 is out to shorten the lifespan of the people, it is a disease propagated by force for Nigerians to accept,” the Punch quoted Governor Bello as saying.
The governor described the late jurist as a jurist per excellence and a lover of peace.
In his remarks, the son of the deceased Chief Justice thanked the state government for their support, describing his father’s death as painful.