Strange Disease ‘Mysterious Epidemic’ Kills Eight Students In Katsina

Minister of Health Prof Adewale


LAGOS MARCH 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)- A strange disease, described as a “mysterious epidemic”, has killed about eight students of Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi, Katsina State.
The development was said to have forced the state’s Board for Science and Technical Education, on Monday, to shut down the school indefinitely while its students were sent home, Daily Independent reports.

A senior government appointee on the board confirmed the outbreak of the disease in the school.
He said the board shut the school to avoid the spread of the epidemic.
“We have closed down the school indefinitely to avoid the spread of the epidemic to other students.
“Measures are being taken to vaccinate students of other schools to stop similar incident occurring there,” the source said.
But the State House of Assembly slammed the board for the closure of the school, saying the action of the board was capable of spreading the epidemic.
Kabiru Lawal, a lawmaker representing Kurfi constituency at the Katsina House of Assembly, who confirmed the incident to his colleagues during plenary on Monday, under matters of public importance, called for urgent attention by the government.
He said: “I am urging the House to step in. The epidemic has now forced the school authority to close the school down and send students back home.”
Other lawmakers in the House also claimed that a similar epidemic has occurred in their constituencies.
Garba Useini, representing Kafur constituency, and Bishir Mamnan of Dutsin-ma constituency informed the House that the epidemic had broken out in their respective constituencies, but they could not ascertain the number of casualties so far recorded.
Abubakar Kusada, the Speaker, directed the House committees on education and that of health to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and report back to the House for urgent action.

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