No fewer than two people were killed in a cholera outbreak at a facility where ex-Boko Haram fighters are camped in Maiduguri, Borno State.
This was released through Zuwaira Gambo, the State Commissioner for women affairs and social development.
According to Gambo, health personnel have confirmed the demise of two people of the disease.
Debunking the reports of several deaths recorded , she insisted that ‘’only two persons died’’, adding that the figures being quoted on the issue were unfounded’’
She said,’’ I don’t know where this figure is coming from, but I can assure you that what we have was two deaths’’.
According to her, officials from the State Ministry of Health have moved to the facility to fumigate the premises and evacuate others diagnosed with cholera for proper quarantine.
‘’Officials from the Health Ministry have moved in , everyone is on ground to ensure that the situation is brought under control,’’ she said.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal ailment caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholera bacteria.
People can contract cholera when they swallow food or drink water c contaminated with cholera bacteria. The infection is often mild or without symptoms , but can sometimes be severe and life threatening.