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Cholera kills 35 persons, 150 hospitalized within 48 hours in Borno


Cholera kills 35 persons, 150 hospitalized within 48 hours in Borno


Cholera killed 35 people and 150 hospitalized within 48 hours in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

Chairman of the council, Professor Ibrahim Bulama disclosed during the presentation of demands of border communities in Borno State, at Multi-purpose Hall, Government House in Maiduguri.

He called on both the Federal and the State governments to, as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of his local government to curtail any spread of the disease to other areas.

Presenting the demands of 10 local governments areas bordering the neighbouring countries, Professor Ibrahim Bulama said all of them are devoid of social amenities such as electricity, clean water supply, motorable roads, health facilities security protection and others.

“Because of lack of these amenities, communities at the border are subjected to hardship and forced to travel to the neighbouring countries in search of these services,” he said.

Professor Bulama further said that the security system at the borders should be strengthened because the movement of foreign nationals into the state is at an alarming rate, pointing out that the easy movement is facilitated by the nature of the porous border which facilitates smuggling of arms and ammunition, hard drugs and other unwanted goods.

The chairman pointed out that the provision of security personnel and gadgets to man all borders is very important as insurgents take the advantage of lack of security personnel and porosity of the borders, to perpetuate their evil activities against the people of Borno State.

He said the provision of hospitals, schools, clinics, roads, electricity, water supply and recreational facilities will invariably prevent our people from travelling to neighbouring countries for medical treatment and other things while young men and women will not be attracted to urban cities for green pasture as well as denying criminals space to conduct their evil things.

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