Another Cholera Outbreak Kills 36 In Bayelsa State

A Cholera outbreak hits other areas of Bayelsa State, Sagbama and Southern Ijaw, killing 36 people.


Six more persons reported dead in the Ologi community of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA). Several persons, including women and children, are also reported to be in critical condition in the area.

Cholera, a disease caused by poor access to potable water, is prevalent in endemic proportions in Sagbama LGA, Gov Seriake Dickson LGA of origin, as well as Southern Ijaw LGA, which is the LGA of the the Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly.

According to the SagaraReportes, this is an indication that political office holders couldn’t care less about their own people.

Chief Obedient Emoto, who represents Ogbia constituency II in the State Assembly, confirmed the death toll, saying the cholera outbreak has thrown the affected community and its neighbours into confusion.

It would be recalled that the epidemic had been earlier reported in Southern Ijaw and Sagbama LGAs, with a combined death toll in the two council areas of 30 persons. Details on the SaharaReporters.