Twenty repentant Boko Haram Terrorists die, cause of death revealed
A Cholera outbreak has reportedly killed no fewer than 25 persons including 20 repentant Boko Haram fighters in the Hajj camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital.
According to the Daily Trust, about seven persons died on Tuesday, while the 14 other causalities were recorded in the Hajj camp on Wednesday.
The newspaper reported that health workers with the support of Non-Governmental Organisations and the World Health Organisation are battling to control the fatalities.
Confirming the incident, a source annonymously said: “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 explained.
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.