Cholera Hits Bauchi College of Education, Five (5) Students Feared Dead
No fewer than five (5) students of the College of Education, Kangere in Bauchi State have reportedly died following the outbreak of cholera in the institution.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the college, Bala Kawu, said that only one student died but not five, adding that effort to curb the situation is being put in place.
When our correspondent visited the college, he observed that the place was very dirty and prone to cholera and many other diseases.
Kawu told our correspondent that 34 students had been infected and had been taken to the Cholera Camp at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.
“The Bauchi State Government has been alerted to the outbreak of cholera at the College of Education, Kangere,” he said.
Commenting, the Medical Officer of the college’s clinic, Malam Bala Abdullahi, said out of the 34 that were taken to the hospital, 28 were admitted and discharged.
He said six of them were still in the hospital taking treatment.
Meanwhile, some students had been running away from the institution so that they would not contact the illness.
Deputy Provost of the college, Mr Mugana Yelmi, said the college was not shut but that the students were running away because of the reported cholera outbreak.