Seven children in Fufore Local Government Area in Adamawa State are suspected to have been killed by measles.
The State Director, Public Health, Ministry of Health, Dr. Bwalki Dilli, confirmed the development to our correspondent, saying seven out of twenty-five infected children died in Malabo village in Future.
He said cases of suspected measles had been recorded in five local government areas of the state including Fufore since February this year.
The director disclosed that an investigation showed that the affected areas have a history of rejection of routine immunisation.
He said massive control measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease, and called on members of the public to support the government's effort towards controlling the disease.