About three pupils have reportedly lost their lives while 27 others were hospitalized as a result of a cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic School in Madaki, Benue State.
The incidence was confirmed by the state commissioner of health during an inspection visit to the Madaki Primary Health Care center where the victims hospitalized.
The commissioner said 30 pupils of the school were infected out of which three had lost their lives.
He assured the people the state government has stocked all health centers in the state with necessary drugs, he, therefore, urged the people to promptly report any suspected case to the nearest health center.
The Commissioner said, “Make sure you observe Nightingale principles; no chewing of kola or chewing gum during working hours.
“Come to the hospital with two pairs of clothing. When going home, drop the one you worked with and wear another one,’’ he said.
He also advised Muslim faithful to ensure the water they use for ablution is from a good source in order to avoid contamination.