A strange illness has reportedly killed four people and left 12 others hospitalized at a Borno college.
At least four people have been; confirmed dead and 12 hospitalized after students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, returned from a Yankari Games Reserve field trip
According to witnesses who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on phone from; Biu, those that lost their lives complained of abdominal pains after; which they vomited blood.
Initially, borno college and the death toll was; put at nine; a figure which the Provost of the school, Mohammed Audu, said was; incorrect.
Biu has been; thrown into confusion in the last few days as; the strange illness continues to affect mainly students of the institution.
One of the dead students, Adama Dika, is the daughter of the caretaker chairman of Biu Local Government Area, Usman Dika.
The apparently griefed caretaker chairman who spoke briefly to PREMIUM TIMES confirmed that his daughter was one of the students that died of the strange ailment.
The Borno State Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, who hails from Biu, has also confirmed the development.
Speaking through his Press Secretary, Bulama Alkali, the deputy governor said; the Borno State health ministry and the federal ministry of health have been directed to investigate the matter.
“For now the deputy governor may not have ample information that will enable him make informed comment on the matter,” said Mr Alkali
“However the deputy governor, just like any other parent, is very much saddened and concerned about; the development,” he added; in borno college