KOGI State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday said the fear of Coronavirus kills faster than the virus itself. According to him, a virus that has killed 510,909 people worldwide as of Tuesday was an “imported” illness that was “forced on people” to shorten their lifespan. The governor disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the death of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah. Ajanah died on Sunday at the Gwagwalada COVID-19 Isolation Centre. His interment, which took place at Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, was conducted in compliance with the COVID-19 burial protocol set by the NCDC. Bello had accused the NCDC of making up numbers that were neither correct nor emanated from the state. Speaking at the third-day prayer for the late Chief Judge on Tuesday, he urged the people not to give in to fear. He described the COVID-19 as worse than banditry, insurgency and genocide put together, adding that it was artificial, but unfortunately sold to Nigerians. He said Justice Ajanah died naturally, and urged the people not to attribute his death to anything else as is “being insinuated by certain persons for political and mischief purposes”.