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12 Aug 2018

Suspected cholera claims eight lives in Kano

Barely one week after 11 persons reportedly died of a suspected cholera outbreak in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, a similar outbreak has been recorded in Gwarzo Local Government Area of the state, which had claimed about eight lives, with 20 others hospitalised.

According to an eyewitness, Ibrahim Sale, six deaths were recorded in about four villages.

When contacted, the Chairman of Gwarzo Local Government Area, Bashir Kutama, and the District Head of Gwarzo, Alhaji Shehu Bayero, confirmed the suspected cholera outbreak, saying that eight persons have died of the disease, while the council had procured some drugs to support the patients.

Efforts to reach the Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, and the spokesman of the ministry, Ismaila Gwammaja, on the telephone were unsuccessful, as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the ministry had earlier denied the suspected outbreak of cholera in Bebeji, insisting that the incident was caused by diarrhoea.

In another development, students at the Bayero University Kano staged a peaceful protest on Saturday, demanding that the school authorities should beef up security on campus, especially at the female hostels, following incessant assailants’ attacks within the premises.

This came hours after a female student was robbed, stabbed and left unconscious at about 3am on Saturday.

In his reaction, the university’s Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Shamsudeen Umar, said the victim was responding to treatment, as the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Bello has directed that adequate attention be given to her.

He said that the VC also directed that the perimeter fence of the female hostels should be fortified, and the premises illuminated, so as to enhance security.

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