Eight more deaths have been recorded as the meningitis outbreak spreads in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Two weeks ago, seven persons died in the same council just as several others were hospitalised.
Sources said the recent deaths were recorded between Monday and Thursday this week.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kabir Mustapha, confirmed the deaths, saying seven persons died at home and that only one death was recorded at the hospital.
He said a planned vaccination is on the way for people of the area.