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Home Health & Fitness Senate Orders probe of mysterious Deaths in Bonny Island of Rivers State

Senate Orders probe of mysterious Deaths in Bonny Island of Rivers State

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Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, 9th June 2020, has ordered an immediate probe into the mysterious deaths in Bonny Island of Rivers State.

The upper legislative chamber, while directing its committee on primary healthcare and communicable diseases, to meet with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and unravel the cause of the deaths as soon as possible, also urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to provide relief materials to Bonny Island residents with immediate effect.

Duchy TV News gathered that the mysterious deaths of over 25 persons in the oil and gas Island within the three (3) weeks, has created fear among residents of the Island and neighbouring settlements in the state.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday had said, the health crisis in Bonny showed that the area was becoming the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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