Six Children Die in Taraba Community Due to Cholera Outbreak


Six people have reportedly died while 40 others are currently hospitalized due to the cholera outbreak in the Jukun Community of Didango, in Karim Lamido Local Government Council of Taraba State.

Sunday Danjos, the Chairman of the Council, disclosed this distressing news over the weekend during a press briefing in Jalingo, the State Capital.

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Urging patience from the affected community, he said: “I want to call on my people to exercise patience with the current happenings, particularly in Jukun, Didango, of Karim Lamido Local Government.”

Explaining further, Danjos said: “The pandemic is cholera; this is because of the bad water people drink. They drink it together with animals, so this has caused a problem for their health, as they are purging and vomiting.

“I am going now to see the Commissioner of Health to report to him what is happening in my Local Government so that he will take it to the higher authority for necessary action.”

The outbreak, according to locals, began on Thursday, 14th December 2023, when people, especially children, started experiencing stooling.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Bodiya Buma, confirmed the incident, assuring that the State Government is actively working to control the matter.

Fredrick Nyanganji, the Director of Primary Health Care of Karim Lamido Local Government, revealed that the outbreak which occurred on December 14, 2023, had claimed the lives of six children.

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