Not less than 30 people have reportedly lost their lives to Cholera disease and many others have been hospitalized in Zamfara State.
According to an official at the State Ministry Health, over 2,600 people have been affected by the disease, adding that Bakura, Bungudu, Tsafe, Gusau, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state were the worst hit.
With the outbreak, Zamfara State has joined neighbouring Sokoto where 23 people were confirmed dead on Tuesday following an outbreak of the disease.
It was gathered that the state and its health agencies have been battling to contain the outbreak.
Project Coordinator Assistant for Medicines Sans Fronteres in the state also confirmed the outbreak.
According to him, “Our major headache in this issue is Bakura local government area because the area is not covered by MSF.”
When contacted, Habib Yelwa, the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Health said he could not give any official figures at the moment.
“You cannot just call me to seek for such figures. You need to make your request official for me to connect you with the right persons to give you the official figure of those affected,” Yelwa said.