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 sources who spoke on phone from Biu, those that lost their lives complained of abdominal pains after which they vomited blood.
Initially, 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.
He said she died on Saturday.