Four family members die of food poisoning in Kwara


Four members of a family in Kwara State have died of food poisoning one month after 11 members of the same family died after taking a local concoction, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence has confirmed.

The latest incident happened on Thursday morning at Olori Village in Banni community, Kwara North Senatorial District.

Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, said, “We received an information about the death of two children of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of Olori Village, Banni community of Kwara North; Umar Mohammed 25 years and Kadir Mohammed 18 years.


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“They started vomiting around 4:00am on Thursday and were rushed to General Hospital, Igbeti, Oyo State.

“They were tested and confirmed to have taken poisonous food.

“After few minutes, the two died in the hospital but as the family members were preparing to bury their corps, one of the grandsons of Abubakar; Umar Mohammed also died.

“As we were with the family members, we were told another grandson, Bashiru Mohammed, has been rushed to another hospital and on getting there he was also confirmed dead in our presence.”

Other family members, who took the same meal with the deceased, have been asked to go for check up at a hospital.


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