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Cholera kills 20 Boko Haram members

About 25 persons, including 20 surrendered Boko Haram members, have died as a result of a cholera outbreak in the Hajj camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where about 12,000 surrenders are presently being held.

According to the Daily Trust, seven of these individuals passed away on Tuesday, September 20, while 14 additional fatalities were noted in the Hajj camp on Wednesday, September 21.

Additionally, it was discovered that medical professionals are striving to reduce the number of fatalities with the aid of non-governmental organizations and the World Health Organization.

a source stated to the media:

As a result of the cholera outbreak at the Hajj and four further deaths in the Bama camp, at least 20 Boko Haram surrenders have perished. Additionally, the Muna Garage IDP camp reported three fatalities. There have been about 1,000 instances documented thus far, and hundreds are now being treated in various hospitals.

Under the condition of anonymity, a senior member of the Ministry of Health confirmed the incidences but insisted that, rather than 20, only 11 repentant Boko Haram militants and three more people in the Muna Garage IDP camp perished from cholera.

The ministry and its partners are on top of the situation, the person continued.

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