9 April 2021 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
At least 10 persons have been reported dead following an outbreak of a yet to be identified disease in minjibir local Government Area of Kano state.
The Information Officer of the area, Tasiu Yahaya Dadinduniya confirmed the development to journalists in Kano.
He said the first victim who started vomiting with diarrhea died after about 15 minutes.
According to him, “Last Friday, we recorded an outbreak yet to be identified but suspected to be Cholera outbreak in Koya village, Minjibir LGA. It happened after the break of Muslim fasting when the head of a household came down with vomiting and diarrhea which didn’t last more than 15 minutes and he died.
“So far, about 10 persons have lost their lives with over 50 others hospitalized at the Minjibir hospital.
“The Village Head, Alhaji Ahmad Maikwai Koya said they are yet to ascertain the main cause of the outbreak although health officials have visited the area.
“The Local Government Chairman, Saleh Ado Minjibir also extended support to the persons as he swiftly provided drugs and medical care for the patients who were separated in a camp for treatment,” Dadinduniya however stated.
Efforts to contact the Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa for confirmation proved abortive.