Panic has hit Ondo state where based on the recent update 27 people have died from a mysterious unidentified ailment.
Channels TV reports that all the deaths have been recorded in Irele LGA of the state.
Dr Dayo Adeyanju, Ondo health commissioner, said that the disease is strange and it’s symptoms include headache and loss of sight.
He assured the residents that the local and international health institutions were already investigating the causes of the ailment and considering the effective ways of treatment.
In an attempt to allay the residents’ fears, Adeyanju said that the situation was under control.
Sahara Reporters provides that two more people have just died in the area following the disease spread. According to the article, the total number of deaths recorded in three days corresponds 27.
In a similar development, last year a strange disease claimed lives of five students in Kebbi state.
One of the students of Kanta Unity College, who pleaded for anonymity, narrated:
“We believe that the death of our colleagues is an attack by evil spirits. We were cleaning our school environment recently when we heard a strange voice in the fire we set to rubbish, telling us to be ready to face the music for what the strange voice called ‘intruding into their vicinity’.”