Even when Nigerians are still scared and working towards stopping over Coronavirus that broke out in China from spread into the country another strange sickness is said to be ravaging Oye Obi in the Obi Local Government Area of Benue State.
So far, it has killed four people in quick succession.
According to reports, the victims developed the same symptoms of headache, vomiting, internal heat, stomach ache, weakness of the body and swollen stomach.
A letter by the Igede National Youths Council reads: “Our investigation reveals that about six more persons as at today, Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 are already down developing the same symptoms, some of them have already been moved to the General Hospital, Oju.”
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, who confirmed the strange sickness in the community said: “We have declared state of emergency on those kind of strange diseases in the state, put surveillance tracking down all the diseases and see how we can treat them.
“We are also in touch with the National Disease Control Centre in Abuja and the World Health Organisation to come to our aid so that we can identify the disease and enable us to protect others.
“We are just suspecting what is happening there because we have not actually tested the people to know the actual thing that is killing them.
“We are trying to curtail it, avoid its spreading. So far, three persons have been confirmed dead.”