11 dead as strange sickness hit Oyo communities

Lately, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State have witnessed the report of the death of about 11 people as strange sickness hit communities in the area.

POINTOUT had an unconfirmed report that the disease was closely related to cholera because of the symptoms of the victims.

It was also learnt that five people currently are battling for survival in hospitals as a result of the strange sickness.

Residents of the community said tthe first case was recorded at Ariku village, where five people had, so far, been reported dead.

It was learnt that the disease later spread to Lagun village where six persons were confined dead.

The Caretaker Chairman, Lagelu Local Government Area, Mr Kelani Abdullahi, said the cause of the cases was being investigated.

Abdullahi said, “So far, 11 persons have lost their lives to the epidemic, with five persons hospitalised while four persons have been discharged.”

“The tests carried out on the affected persons are still premature and the samples collected have not confirmed the sickness to be cholera,” the words of Health Commissioner, Dr Bashiru Bello.

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