A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Personnel attached to the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lance Corporal Ogah Bercy, has died of complications from a snakebite in her toilet at the NAF Base Bill Clinton Drive Abuja.
It was gathered from reliable sources that Bercy died on 19 November 2021 at the NAF hospital Abuja, where she went for treatment after the snakebite.
The anti-venom was not administered on time, it was reported, resulting in the death of the victim.
“She was told by the hospital that the person with the key to where the anti-venom is stored was not around,” a source told The Nation.”
The reactions emerged following the death of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) corporal Ogah Bercy, an officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), who died of complications from a snake bite in her bathroom at the NAF Bill Clinton base drive, Abuja.
How snakes and other reptiles manage to get into our bathrooms and toilets has been raised and requested by many via social media.
Intensive checks show that it is not very common to find snakes in bathrooms. Other plumbers have seen snakes under houses or in a cavity in the roof relative to the toilet, but, nonetheless, snakes can enter the toilet through an opening in the sewer.
Sewers can be a hiding place for mice and rats. Snakes can enter the sewers to take their next meal. They can make their way into a sewer and crawl there.
When it comes to snakes entering the toilet sink, some people think or assume that there is already water inside the sink, but according to plumbers, the toilet seat is designed in such a way that the water remains only in the sink and the pipe leading to the septic tank or the collection tank is always empty and without water.
Most reptiles would find it difficult to jump or enter the toilet, finding it increasingly easy to enter the concrete chambers at the back of the house through which the drainage pipes connect and through the crevices, under doors and crevices.
Here are some preventative measures to keep snakes from curling up in the toilet bowl;
The best way to prevent a snake from getting into your toilet is to first make your home less attractive to the snake.
1. Keep bathroom windows and sliding doors closed, or make sure the screens are completely intact so that no snake can get in.
2. Avoid mouse or rat infestation in your home with suitable rodent protection. So if you have mice or rats in your house, you will get rid of them faster.
3. Always make sure that any bushes around your house are properly cleaned and well burned to prevent rodents or reptiles from taking refuge in the house.
4. Also, remember to regularly fumigate the toilet bowl. There are special pesticides made specifically for this purpose.
5. Keep your bathroom lid closed always and you could additionally employ a flat tile to cowl your rest room clear out out while you’re now no longer withinside the rest room on the way to forestall any in addition motion of the reptile thru the pipes and additionally make sure that every one pipes are nicely constant and closed.
6. Lastly, continually ensure you take a look at inner your bathroom sink earlier than you take a seat down on it, keep away from the use of the bathroom withinside the darkish and public lavatories are risky to apply anyhow. If you ought to use them, don’t take a seat down immediately on them, carry up your buttock barely above the bowl and be watchful.