Residents of Ilorin, especially Ita Alamu area, Ilorin South Local
Government Area of Kwara State have refuted a social media post
alleging the death of two children from cholera outbreak in the state.
Magaji Ita-Alamu, Alhaji Saka Ayinde, said there was nothing like that
in the area, contrary to a Facebook post by one Sholyment Olusegun
Headmistress of Ita-Alamu LGEA Primary School, Hajia Halima Ibrahim
also denied the claim, insisting that none of her pupils has suffered
from cholera or diarrhea — much less dying from such disease.
The two, among others, spoke with a team of health workers from the
Kwara State Ministry of Health, led by the Director of the Public
Health Unit, Dr Oluwatosin Fakayode.
“Apart from our visit this morning to the community and the school
mentioned in the Facebook post, we have also visited public and
private health facilities around Ita Alamu: Offa Garage Health Centre,
Ise Oluwa Clinic, Imole Ayo Clinic. There is no reported case of
cholera. No reported death also,” Dr Fakayode said in a statement on
“The surveillance focal person in Public health facility in Ero–omu
close to the community was contacted and she debunked the rumour by
saying no history of anybody admitted at the facility with history of
vomiting or diarrhoea.”