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Meningitis k!lls six pupils in Bauchi


Six Almajiri pupils have lost their lives due to a suspected meningitis outbreak in Udubo village in the Gamawa local government Area in Bauchi state

Meningitis k!lls six pupils in Bauchi

The Chairman, caretaker committee of the local government, Nasiru Bakura, confirmed the deaths to journalists on Friday.

This came following reports on social media claiming that about 15 people have died from the suspected outbreak.

Bakura revealed that the six pupils died in three different Tsangaya schools, all located in Udubo town of Gamawa local government area.

He stated, “The affected Tsangaya schools, are mostly congested by Almajiri pupils, exacerbating the situation.

“Health workers at both the local and state levels are actively managing the outbreak, with drugs procured to treat affected patients.”

The chairman emphasised the seriousness of the situation and urged the public to take preventive measures.