In Borno, 20’repentant’ Boko Haram fighters die of cholera

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A cholera outbreak in the Hajj camp in Maiduguri, where about 12,000 surrendered Boko Haram fighters are currently held, has killed at least 25 people, including 20 surrendered Boko Haram fighters.
On Tuesday, at least seven people were killed, according to reports.
On Wednesday, 14 more fatalities were reported in the Hajj camp, according to our correspondent.

According to a source, health workers are battling the fatalities with the help of non-governmental organisations 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.

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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.

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