Reps Order Investigation of Deaths In Rivers State

 Reps Order Investigation of Deaths In Rivers State

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into mysterious deaths that have reportedly claimed about 13 lives within a few days in Bonny Islands of Rivers State.

The House ordered the Investigation following the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance moved by Hon. Dagogo Farah emergency plenary.

Moving the motion, the Lawmaker recalled that few weeks ago, there was incidence of large quantities of dead fishes around the Bonny-Andoni shores and several other Communities in the Niger Delta region stretching up to Ondo and Akwa Ibom States, which had been brought before the House for urgent attention.

The Lawmaker added that officials of the Rivers State Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) collectef samples in Bonny Island for testing to determine what was responsible for the strange occurrence, which some defined the symptoms to include loss of sense of smell, taste, fever, weakness, vomiting and stooling.

Hon. Farah stressed that these symptoms exhibited by the victims are not exactly the same as those of COVID-19, as it neither presents cough or respiratory issues.

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