The death toll from a strange disease ravaging three communities and Fulani settlements in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi State has risen to 62.
The state Commissioner for health, Saka Audu said that the mysterious disease had continued to kill children and adults in the affected villages unabated.
The Commissioner had visited the ravaged communities to obtain first-hand information and assess the situation.
He confirmed that 50 persons had lost their lives to the strange disease.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Yahaya Bello, had approved the immediate constitution and deployment of a team of medical experts to deal with the situation.