By Our Correspondent
Governor Aminu Tambuwal Tuesday night, confirmed the death of four people and 24 others hospilised from a strange disease, which outbreak happened in Helele area of Sokoto metropolis.
The governor in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, expresses sadness and heartfelt condolences to the families and relations of those who died.
Tambuwal said, “It has come to the notice of the government that the strange sickness has claimed four lives, three within the Helele Community and one while on admission in the hospital. Twenty four other people are currently receiving medical attention in different health facilities in Sokoto,” he stated.
According to him, a committee of experts has been set-up to investigate the disease in order to ascertain its nature and find the cure.
“The state government has meanwhile raised a committee of experts, headed by the State Commissioners of Health and of Environment, with a view to investigating the disease and finding its cure and prevention.
“In addition, the government has taken responsibility for the treatment of the people undergoing medical attention due to the illness and wish them quick recovery and return to their families and loved ones,” the statement further reads.
Tambuwal called on the people of the state to remain calm and enjoined “members of the public to observe the habits of sanitation and hyegine and be steadfast in supplications for divine intervention in this challenging period.”