Abdullahi Jalaludeen

At least 10 persons have been reported dead following an outbreak of yet to be identified disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano state.

Investigation by Radio Nigeria reveals that over 50 persons are currently receiving medical attention at Minjibir Hospital.

The Disease which is suspected to be Cholera outbreak hit Koya village in Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State.

The Information Officer of the LGA , Tasiu Yahaya Dadinduniya confirmed the development to Journalists in Kano.

He said the first victim and head of a household who came down with vomiting and 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 a 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. Over 50 others were 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 has extended hands of support to the persons as he has swiftly provided drugs and medical care for the patients who were separated in a camp for treatment,” Dadinduniya however stated.

Other sources revealed that similar encounter was recorded around Gezawa and Gabassawa area of the state where about 20 were affected and hospitalized.

When contacted for confirmation, the Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa neither responded to the call nor message sent to his mobile phone.