Three students from Government Arabic Boarding Secondary School, Maradun, and Zamfara were killed in an epidemic of “mysterious” illness.
Mukhtar Lugga, the State Commissioner for Education, told NAN on Wednesday that two other students had been admitted to the Maradun General Hospital.
According to him, the disease was recorded last Monday and the government of the state began to act by mobilizing a team of medical experts.
“We established two emergency management centres, one in the school while the other one is at the Maradun General Hospital,” he said.
“We also established new hostels in the school to decongest the students to avoid further spread of the desease.
“We are waiting for the medical team to finish its work so as to know the cause of the outbreak, we cannot conclude now.
“But we are suspecting the outbreak to be gastroenteritis.”