No fewer than six children have been killed and several other critically ill following an outbreak of measles in Wusar community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The six children were among the 30 reported cases of a measles outbreak that broke out in the community in the last two months.
Deputy Governor of the state, Hadiza Balarabe confirmed the incident during a visit to the community.
Balarabe blamed the outbreak of on failure of parents to present their children for routine immunization against child killer diseases.
She also identified malnutrition and lack of proper hygiene as part of the causes of child-related deaths in the community.
The deputy governor urged parents to always ensure their children are immunized regularly and also take sanitation and personal hygiene serious.