A cholera outbreak has claimed over 60 lives in Obubura community of Cross River State. The outbreak was reported to have affected more than 200 persons.
Reports said that the Obubura community depends on a river as the only source of water for cooking, bathing, washing, drinking and defecation.
The community’s traditional ruler, Ohorodo I of Okum Kingdom, Ovan Robert, lamentedd the epidemic and called on the government to intercede by providing them with potable drinking water to avoid another outbreak.
This was even as the State Commissioner for Health, Janet Ekpenyong, promised that the state government would provide the community with adequate potable water to replace the river source.
The government assured that health personnel would be sent to sensitize residents of the community on health issues.