At least, 16 persons at the three camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, within Maiduguri, Borno State, have been confirmed death. While 172 others, are said to be in critical conditions, as a result of Cholera outbreak in the camps.
Reacting to the news in a telephone conversation, the Information Officer of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mallam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said cholera, was not the cause of the conditions at the camps, but reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.
The affected camps are those housing IDPs from Mafa along Dikwa/Ngala Road.
Health officials at the camp told Vanguard that so far, 16 people had died of the outbreak, while 172 were in serious condition as they work with international organization to bring the situation under control.
One of the health officials working with UNICEF told Vanguard, yesterday: “The situation at the camps is terrible. It was sudden and already a large number has been affected.
“At the last count, we have 16 dead and about 172 affected. We are in an emergency health situation in those camps.”