Cholera Kills Several People In Yobe Communities

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An unspecified number of people have been killed, following an outbreak of cholera in Ngalda, Kukargadu, Bumsa, Gulani, Buni Gari, and Tarmuwa communities among others in Yobe State, which suffered heavy flooding in the past month.

This came as Governor Mai Buni commiserated with the District Head and members of Jumbam over the loss of over 10 families in a boat mishap while struggling to escape flooding.

The flooding led to the disconnection of Damaturu-Buni Yadi, Damaturu- Tarmuwa, Buni Gari-Bumsa and several federal roads, while graves and residential houses were submerged in the affected communities.

Though some of the collapsed bridges, especially the Damaturu-Buni Yadi federal highway have been fixed temporarily for easy passage by the state government, sources told our correspondent that most of the victims were responding to treatment by officials of the Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Board and State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA.

Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Mohammed Goje confirmed the outbreak of cholera but insisted that he did not have the actual casualty figure.

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