Chairman of Maru Local Government Council in Zamfara, Alhaji Salisu Isa-Dangulbi has said that four persons had died of a strange disease in Bindin village of the area.
The chairman said in Gusau that the council had mobilised a team of medical experts headed by its Director of Health to control the situation.
The residents of the area had said that many people were affected by the disease which manifested in high fever, red eyes and swollen heads, leading to death within three hours.
A resident, Kabir Mikailu, said that over 10 people had died in the village and many others were rushed to General Hospital Dangulbi and the Yerima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.
According to him, the diseases affected mostly women and children.