17 dead, many hospitalized as strange illness hits Benue community
About seventeen persons have been confirmed dead while others are hospitalized at different hospitals as a strange illness has dealt blow to the people of Okpeilo-Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Benue State Ministry of Health and Human Services in a statement sent to DAILY POST and signed by its Permanent Secretary, Sir Andrew Amee
confirmed the development, saying that a case was also brought to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital,
Makurdi by a relative of the patient on Monday, 9th November.
Part of the statement reads: “Others are receiving treatment in different hospitals.
“Symptoms of the strange illness usually include fever,
abdominal pain and general body weakness, while some stool and vomit with tinges of blood.