Four persons have confirmed dead with fifteen others seriously sick
following a strange disease recorded at Oye-Obi, in Obi local
government area of Benue State.

The new President of Igede National Youths Council, Andyson Egbodo,
who announced this to newsmen in Makurdi, gave the names of the
deceased as: Happiness Ogbu, Onah Ogbedu, Andy Edu and Wisdom Agwo.
He added that all victims developed the same symptoms of headache,
internal heat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach ache, weakness of the body
and swollen stomach.

Egbodo said that the health authorities in Oju local government area
had been briefed on the development. He confirmed that the State
government had dispatched a medical team to handle the alleged
The State’s Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Sunday Ongbabo also confirmed the development, saying the ministry had already dispatched a team of doctors to the affected area to ascertain the
nature of the disease.