JUST IN: Mysterious epidemic hits Katsina, 8 secondary students die

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A mysterious epidemic has hit Kurfi, Kafur and Dutsimma local government areas of Katsina state as eight students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi have been reported killed by the epidemic.

The development was said to have forced the school to shut down indefinitely, as students were sent back home due to the outbreak.

Kabir Lawal, member representing Kurfi Constituency at the state’s House of Assembly, made the revelation on the floor of the house, on Monday.

Mr Lawal called for a swift action in the matter, which he described as very urgent.

“The epidemic has now forced the school authority to close the school and send students back home,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Abubakar Kusada, has directed the House Committees on Education and Health to ‘conduct a thorough investigation’ on the incident and report back to the House.

Also, the two other lawmakers from Kafur and Dutsinma constituencies, Garba Useini and Bishir Mamman, respectively, told the House that their constituencies experienced similar epidemic, but then could not give the numbers of casualties.