Serious confusion has taken over the Oro-Ago community in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State as leaders and members say no fewer than 70 persons have died of a strange illness. They revealed that the illness was predominant among the Fulani settlers called the Bororos in the community.
It was gathered that a large number of the Bororos had died since the outbreak of the strange illness on July 23, 2017. Those who spoke with us the Oloro of Oro-Ago, Oba Tafa Dada; the President, Oro-Ago Development Union, Olaniyi Olushosa; a community member, who identified himself simply as Taiwo; and another concerned person, identified as Stephen.
According to them, those affected by the illness would first vomit blood and some black substances. They said families had been devastated and called on the government to come to their aid. Olushosa said death toll as a result of the strange illness had hit 70 in two weeks. He added that he had reported the matter to the state Ministry of Health in Ilorin, through a doctor that he identified simply as Dr. Lawal.
He said, “It is worrisome that the Oro-Ago General Hospital had been abandoned and left dilapidated. No health workers, nothing; right now, our community lacks health centers. The ODU President called on the Kwara State Government as well as other relevant bodies, to visit the community and stop the harvest of death.
He said, “Death toll has reached about 70 in two weeks. Those affected are mostly the Fulani people. The matter has been reported to the Ministry of Health. Oba Dada also confirmed the outbreak of the strange illness. He said he sent Olushosa to report the sad development to the Ministry of Health in Ilorin 3 Full stop