No fewer than 11 persons have died while five are receiving medical attention from strange illness in Lagelu Area of Oyo State.
While some are attributing the symptoms from the victims to cholera, the government said the illness has not been established because samples taken from the victims have not arrived. A source, who resides in the area, explained the strange illness suspected to be cholera outbreak was first recorded at Ariku village in Lagelu area of the state with five persons killed. He said the illness later spread to Lagun village where six persons died from complications from the same strange illness.
Another unconfirmed source said the outbreak first occurred about four weeks ago at Ariku village in ward 4 but eventually spread into Lagun village in ward 6, two weeks ago.