24 May 2010

Nigeria: Cholera Kills Four at Gwagwalada

FOUR persons lost their lives last Wednesday following an outbreak of cholera at Ibwa community in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT.

Council Chairman, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi, said two persons died on the first day of the outbreak of the epidemic last week, while another two died the following day at the community's health centre.

According to him, on receiving information on the outbreak, the council authority immediately sent additional drugs to the affected community in order to control the epidemic.

He said the report he received indicated that 118 people were affected by the epidemic, including children, who were treated.

The council boss urged residents of the community to report cases of such diseases on time rather than engage in self medication, adding that the council will refurbish the community's bore-hole in order to support the existing water sources.

In another development, the council chairman Friday announced the dissolution of all members of his cabinets.

Dobi said that the dissolution of the cabinet was as a result of the expiration of the council's first tenure and thanked the former cabinet members for their services.

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