Twenty-five people have been feared dead in a Cholera outbreak in Magboro, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Daily Trust gathered that the outbreak had hit Arepo, Akeran, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule – Oko communities of Magboro, creating anxiety among residents.
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The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, confirmed the incident, which she said, “is predominant among Okada riders and scavengers in the area.”
The Chairman of Community Development Committee in Magboro, Oluwasegun Oladosu, told Daily Trust on Tuesday that 15 deaths have been recorded.
He added that about 10 persons, who relocated from the community to Kara (settlement), have equally died of Cholera.
Oladosu said commercial motorcyclists (Okada riders) were most hit by the outbreak.
Oladosu said an eight-year-old girl battling cholera has just been rushed to the community clinic for treatment.
The CDC Chairman said a government team had visited the community and provided drugs for cholera treatment and prevention.
Oladosu, however, called on government to ensure they always enforce sanitation in the Hausa community, which he labeled “unkempt.”
He said, “What we have observed is that the Hausas live in a dirty environment and that can trigger Cholera outbreak.
“The government should wade in and ensure the environment is always kept clean and hygienic.”
Effort to get the Commissioner for Health’s comments has not yielded result as she neither picked up her call nor responded to a text message.