A cholera outbreak in the Hajj camp in Maiduguri, where about 12,000 surrenders are presently being held, has claimed the lives of no less than 25 people, 20 of them were Boko Haram fighters who had surrendered.
It was discovered that Tuesday saw the deaths of at least seven people.
A source claims that health professionals are fighting to reduce the number of fatalities with assistance from non-governmental organizations and the World Health Organization.
“At least 20 Boko Haram surrenders have died as a result of cholera outbreak in Hajj and four others died in Bama camp. Also, three reportedly died in the Muna Garage IDP camp. Nearly 1,000 cases have been reported so far, and hundreds are currently receiving treatments in various health centres,” the source said.
Moreso, a top ministry of health staff who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed the incidents but claimed that only 11 repentant Boko Haram insurgents and three others in the Muna Garage IDP camp were killed by cholera, not 20 people.
The source said the ministry and its partners are on top of the situation.