By Uzair Adam Imam
At least 20 surrendered Boko Haram fighters have died as a result of cholera outbreak that stormed Borno State.
A source told journalists in Borno that health workers with the support of Non-Governmental Organisations and the World Health Organisation are trying to control the fatalities.
He said, “At least 20 Boko Haram surrenders have died as a result of cholera outbreak in Hajj and four others died in Bama camp.
“Also, three reportedly died in the Muna Garage IDP camp. Nearly 1,000 cases have been reported so far, and hundreds are currently receiving treatments in various health centres,” he added.
However, in what appeared to have contradicted the earlier statement, a top ministry of health staff, said the figures were incorrect.
The staff who pleaded for anonymity told journalists that only 11 repentant Boko Haram insurgents and three others in the Muna Garage IDP camp were killed by cholera, not 20 people.
He stated that, “the ministry and its partners are on top of the situation.”
The Daily Reality gathered there are about 12,000 Boko Haram fighters that have laid down their arms and surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State.