Fresh cholera outbreak in Bayelsa; 6 die in Jonathan’s LGA

Goodluck Jonathan

Six persons, including a woman, have been reported dead following a new cholera outbreak in the Ologi community of Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa state.

President Jonathan hails from Ogbia LGA.

In critical condition were several persons, including women and children from the community.

The epidemic was earlier reported in Southern Ijaw and Sagbama LGAs with death toll hitting 30 in the two council areas.

Confirming the development to journalists on Thursday, the member representing Ogbia constituency II in the State House of Assembly, Obedient Emoto, said the cholera outbreak had thrown the affected community and its neighbour into confusion.

According to Mr. Emotor, the development sparked fear and brought suffering to the people.

He warned that unless urgent steps were taken, it could claim more lives as well as spread to neighbouring communities.

The lawmaker appealed to the state Ministry of Health to urgently send epidemiologists, health personnel and drugs to curb the epidemic in the community.

However, an official of the ministry of health, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said health personnel and drugs had been dispatched to the area to contain the spread of the disease.

State health official, who could speak on the record, were not available for comments at the time of this report.


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  • amazing2012

    More deaths to Otuake !!

    • faith adams

      BLOOD SUCKING DEMON

  • emmanuel

    GEJ will take care of it like HE did to ebola

  • uduak akpan

    cholera will die like ebola

  • faith adams

    Gov. Dickson, you have to device means to tackle its spread just like GEJ’s administration handled the ebola outbreak

  • kingsley obi

    If we could overcome ebola, i am very positive that they will overcome this……………..

  • Uncle Charlie

    my condolences to the families affected

  • Ebola was worse. We’ll handle it well.

  • My condolences go to the family members of the deceased. If ebola could be collectively removed, ebola is a small case

  • Ukpono

    This should be a piece of cake for GEJ!.

  • nwaeke

    Please they should be careful with what goes into their mouth, ensure consumption of clean water at all times and also avoid getting exposed to any harmful means as this disease is very contagious.

  • Etega

    Oyyaaa oooo!! Operation kick cholera out osiso!

  • Emeka215

    Condolence to those families which have experienced loss so far.

  • Coded

    Can you compare Cholera to Ebola? GEJ’s men will arrest that situation ASAP! I have faith in this government!

  • ahmed

    The situation has been curbed…Heartfelt condolences to the families for their losses…

  • Mfoniso Udoekpo

    The Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan has secured investment commitments worth 4.89 Trillion Naira. With GEJ, there’s hope for Nigeria! The issue of Cholera will be addressed! Trust Goodluck!

  • XsquadMagazine

    GEJ’s administration will put that in check!

  • Nelson David

    It can happen in any L.G.A it is not bcos Goodluck was born in that L.G.A that makes cholera to kill people up Jonathan let the haters go to hell

  • Goodluck is the password to Nigeria’s puzzle. Let’s give him our support!

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    Most d president name b mention? wat abt d governor of dat state? most fg gvt provide every tin? wat abt d senator 4rm dat district constituency, federal house of representative,state representative and local gvt chairman wat r dia function?are dey nt collecting allocation?

  • Bassey

    So because Jonathan is d president nobody supposed 2 die in his community? Nawaooo

  • uko bassey

    condolences to the bereaved families, I believe the situation has been arrested by now…GEJ remains as president till 2019

  • nafisat

    has this been confirmed? or is this another gimmick by the APC? if it is then someone should please take a trip to buhari’s villiage and see whats happening there, then he should be asked if there is one hospital there? #GEJ stays till 2019

  • Uko akwa ibom

    Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ia an academic doctor not a medical doctor can u pls direct ur cholera concerns to a qualified medical personnel and leave mr president to concentrate on basic administration?

  • Clean Water

    olumba olumba is at work jona need more souls to think of winning