Teachers and students of the College of Education, Kangere in Bauchi State now live in panic and fear.

There is an outbreak of the Cholera disease, which has taken the lives of five students.

The college’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Kawu confirmed the outbreak of the disease in the institution in a press release made available to newsmen in Bauchi.

He added that 34 students who had been infected were taken to the Cholera Camp at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.

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Kawu stated, “The Bauchi State Government has been alerted to the outbreak of cholera at the College of Education, Kangere.

“Confirming the outbreak, the Medical Officer of the college’s clinic, Bala Abdullahi, said about 34 students were taken to the camp at Bauchi; out of the number, six were admitted, while the remaining 28 were admitted and discharged."

The PRO refuted the allegation that the outbreak of cholera was connected to the dirty environment, pointing out that the disease broke out in the state at Kangere town where two persons had been confirmed dead about two weeks ago.

The Deputy Provost of the college, Mugana Yelmi, said the college was not shut but that the students were running away because of the reported cholera outbreak.