Meningitis has killed no fewer than 10 persons in Shagari Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State in the last few weeks, its Chairman, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, has said.
Shagari said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Sokoto that “the deaths were recorded out of the several cases that are being treated across the local government”.
He said: “Happily however, the epidemic had been brought under control in the area, just like in many other parts of the state.”
Shagari also commended the state government for donating assorted drugs and medicament worth over N2 million to the local government.
The chairman said the drugs had helped tremendously in combating the menace, saying: “They were distributed to all the health facilities in the area”.
He added: “All the victims were treated free with the drugs and this was a formidable factor in combating the epidemic.
“I must particularly commend the Health Commissioner, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, for his swift response to the outbreak of the epidemic across the state.”