At least 10 persons have been reported dead following an outbreak of yet to be identified disease in minjibir local Government Area of Kano state.

It was gathered that over 50 persons were currently receiving medical attention at Minjibir Hospital.

The Disease which is suspected to be Cholera outbreak is currently ravaging Koya village in Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State.

Information Officer of the local council, Tasiu Yahaya Dadinduniya confirmed the development to journalists.

He said the first victim and head of a household who came down with vomiting and diarrhea died after about 15 minutes.

According to him, “Last Friday, we recorded an outbreak of yet to be identified but suspected to be Cholera outbreak in Koya village, Minjibir LGA. It happened after the break of Muslim fasting when a head of a household came down with vomiting and diarrhea which didn’t last more than 15 minutes and he died.

“So far, about 10 persons have lost their lives. Over 50 others were hospitalized at the Minjibir hospital.

“The Village Head, Alhaji Ahmad Maikwai Koya said they are yet to ascertain the main cause of the outbreak although health officials have visited the area.

Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa could not be reached for comments as calls and messages to his mobile phone were not responded to.

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