Cholera Kills 11 Persons, Over 40 Hospitalized In Kano

Eleven Persons have died of suspected case of cholera and over forty seven bedridden   in Bebeji local government of  Kano state.

The incident was said to have affected three  villages in Bebeji  local government that include Hayin Madaci, Falli Sarki and kuki.

In an interview with Solacebase , a Youth Leader in the area  Ubale Dawud Abubakar  said the villages have being battling the suspected cholera disease for over a week and they have reported to the authorities without any response noting that the eleventh deceased person was buried on Sunday evening , Musa Abdullahi , a father of six children.

He said about 47 persons are being treated at homes and some patent medicine stores around as the villages lack clinic or hospital.

“Even member of the state assembly, Abubakar Galadima Kuki is from this area , we have tried to get in touch with him to know our situation but to no avail”, said Ubale Abubakar.

Malama Habiba Muhammad , a mother of four lost her daughter , Fausiya aged three yesterday after vomiting and stooling since Thursday afternoon .

“ Incidentally my daughter started stooling and vomiting on Thursday afternoon after visiting our neighbour that two of their children are having similar disease. I tried administering some drugs I bought from a patent medicine store but the situation did not improve,” said Malama Habiba.

“My husband gave her some medication a neighbour gave us on Friday night though it seems as if she was responding to treatment only to become worse in the afternoon on Saturday and she died in the evening”

“Although we ought to have taken her to the closest hospital in our village in Tiga town but the clinic has been closed for overtime”.

The village Head   Malam Tijjani Abdullahi Kuki who also confirmed the cholera  outbreak to Solacebase on Sunday evening said he plans to inform the District Head  tomorrow Monday  on the situation of the residents.

Efforts to speak with Bebeji Local Government Council Chairman Ali Namadi Bebeji   proved abortive as his mobile phone line was not going through.

When contacted, the Spokesman of the state ministry of health, Ismaila Garba Gwammaja said they are not aware of the outbreak but promised to find out the situation.