At least 200 children have been confirmed to have tuberculosis disease in Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.
Muhammad Maisamari, head of department (HOD) of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state, confirmed this on Monday through Malam Nasiru Yusif, the information officer of the affected local government council.
Maisamari said the council had already quarantined the affected children.
He added that drugs and other logistics had been provided for the treatment of victims.
The HOD said the department was able to bring the situation under control and was taking necessary measures to avoid spread of the disease.
Maisamari also appealed to residents of the council to report the outbreak of any disease to the appropriate authorities for quick response.