A strange illness that hit Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State resulted to at least 50 persons death.
The unidentified disease comes with unusual symptoms such as headache, red eye, loss of appetite, inability to urinate or defecate, convulsion and then death.
Last week, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, had raised similar alarm over the death of two people in a Fulani and Tiv settlement in Odo Ere in Yagba West LGA.
The lawmaker who was representing Olamaboro Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Ujah Alewo, proposed a motion of urgent public importance to the House on Tuesday, stating that residents of Etteh community in Olamaboro LGA had been thrown into confusion by the outbreak of the epidemic, which was foreign to them.
He also noted that infected patient die within one week of contracting the disease.
Alewo said, “All efforts to find solutions through the local herbs, as well as treatments at local health centres, clinics and hospitals were not successful.
“The reports reaching my constituency office from the community leaders confirmed that over 50 people within ages 25 anf 40 years died from September to date.”
He then urged the House to call the attention of the state government to send palliatives to the affected areas.