Benue State Government has directed people living in the river bank to stop using contaminated water.

This is due to the cholera Outbreak that killed 14 people in Guma and Agatu Local Government Areas of the state.

Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Joseph Ngbea appealed to people of the state to be wary of contaminated water.

Dr Joseph Ngbea explained that state government had taken steps to contain the spread of the disease with the deployment of drugs and medical personnel to the affected areas to provide treatment for the victims.

The Commissioner added that Governor Samuel Ortom directed the State University Teaching Hospital to provide additional ten bed spaces to take care of those infected.