Strange illness leads death of four in Sokoto


Not less than Four persons have been killed by a strange illness in Sokoto state with another 24 others currently receiving medical treatment.

The news was made public through a statement by Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor, on Wednesday.

In the statement, it stated that the cases of the illness were reported in Helele community within the state capital.

The state government has started investigating the cause of the illness.

The statement read: “It has come to the notice of the Government that the strange sickness has claimed four lives, three within the Helele Community and one while on admission in the hospital. Twenty four other people are currently receiving medical attention in different health facilities in Sokoto.9

“The State Government has meanwhile raised a committee of experts, headed by the State Commissioners of Health and of Environment, with a view to investigating the disease and finding its cure and prevention.

“In addition, the Government has taken responsibility for the treatment of the people undergoing medical attention due to the illness and wish them quick recovery and return to their families and loved ones.

“Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal while urging for calm, enjoins members of the public to observe the habits of sanitation and hyegine and be steadfast in supplications for Divine intervention in this challenging period

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