Over 50 persons are reported dead in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State due to a strange illness.
The lawmaker representing Olamaboro Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Ujah Alewo, raised the alarm on the floor of the House on Tuesday, saying residents of Etteh community in Olamaboro LGA are dying as a result of the outbreak of the epidemic.
The disease is said to have symptoms such as headache, red eye, loss of appetite, inability to urinate or defecate, convulsion.
Alewo said that infected patient die within one week of contracting the disease.
He said, “All efforts to find solutions through the local herbs, as well as treatments at local health centres, clinics and hospitals were not successful.
“The reports reaching my constituency office from the community leaders confirmed that over 50 people within ages 25 anf 40 years died from September to date.”
Last week by the state Commissioner for Healthm, Dr Saka Haruna, had announced the death of two people in a Fulani and Tiv settlement in Odo Ere in Yagba West LGA.