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Cholera outbreak hits Nigeria, dozens dead already

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The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, raised an alarm on Friday, calling on the Federal Government and its relevant agencies to come to the aid of scores of persons affected by cholera outbreak in Mubi, Adamawa State and Wulari settlement in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.

The former Vice President made the call on Friday against the backdrop of the death of 12 persons already from the scourge of the disease in Mubi and four in Kano.

UN Photo, JC McIlwaine / Flickr cc
UN Photo, JC McIlwaine / Flickr cc

In a statement by his media office, the former Vice President regretted the deaths that have occurred since the outbreak of the disease and urged the governments at both state and federal to expedite action by coming to the aid of those infected and stop the spread of the disease before it gets deadlier.

Atiku Abubakar noted that government intervention has become inevitable because the local authorities do not possess the manpower to handle an outbreak of cholera or of any disease of this magnitude.

He called on Nigerians especially in the affected regions to be on high alert and make it a priority to observe personal and environmental hygiene.

The Waziri Adamawa reminded that an operation centre has also been set up in Mubi General Hospital where all suspected cases should be reported to 08031230359 and 07080601139.

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