Three students die of mysterious disease in Zamfara

Zamfara State map
Zamfara State on map

The Zamfara State Government has confirmed the death of three students at the Government Arabic Boarding Secondary School, Maradun, following the outbreak of a mysterious disease.

The state Commissioner for Education, Mukhtar Lugga, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Wednesday that two other students were admitted at the General Hospital, Maradun.

According to him, the disease manifested last Monday and the state government had mobilised a team of medical experts to control the situation.

“We established two emergency management centres, one in the school while the other one is at the Maradun General Hospital.

“We also established new hostels in the school to decongest the students to avoid further spread of the disease.

“We are waiting for the medical team to finish its work so as to know the cause of the outbreak, we cannot conclude now.

“But we are suspecting the outbreak to be gastroenteritis,” he said.

(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.