Linus Oota, Lafia
A house wife Ramatu Abdullahi was reported to have died of fresh cholera outbreak in Nasarawa State, on Sunday, while over 20 victims are hospitlised in Angwan Lambu, Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that those affected by the diseased were mostly students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, living in Angwan Lambu, a students’ settlement.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abraham Ekpo, said some students of the institution were hospitalised in the school clinic as a result of the outbreak of the disease.
Ekpo’s words,, “There was an outbreak of cholera and some of our students were reported to have been affected by the outbreak. I don’t have the exact number for now, but no death of any student so far.”
But community leader of Angwan Lambu, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, told our correspondent, on Sunday, in Keffi that one Ramatu Abdullahi, a house wife and mother of eight lost her life as a result of the outbreak of the diseased a day after she was rushed to General Hospital.
He said he was personally infected by the cholera outbreak two weeks ago.
Malam Mohammed’s words, “One Ramatu Abdullahi, a house wife and mother of eight lost her life due to the outbreak of the diseased a day after she was taken to Keffi General Hospital.”
He, however, revealed that four of the victims infected by the cholera were from staff quarters of the University, eight others in Angwan Lambu, while others are students of the university.
He maintained that some of the victims, who were students, were hospitalised, while others were taken to their various homes by their parents.
“I am the first victim of the Cholera outbreak here. On the fourth day of the fasting, I was heading to the farm and suddenly, I started have running stomach and I was purging frequently
“My younger and elder brother’s wives were also infected, but we thank God that they got healed when they were taken to the hospital
“Unfortunately, Ramatu, a house wife and member of the community couldn’t make it, she was rushed to the hospital, while vomiting and purging, the following day, she died,” he said.
When asked if he reported the cholera outbreak to the health department of the Local Government, he said no, “But your question has reminded me, I will do that tomorrow (today) Monday, so that they can come to the aid of the victims,” he explained.