Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Food poisoning kills 7 in Zamfara

By News Express on 04/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 832

•Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara
•Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara

Seven persons have died from eating local food known as ‘Fate’ (poisoned leaf porridge) at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Confirming the incident to a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Gusau, the state acting Governor, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi said that the seven victims who lost their lives included males and females, while the others affected were receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

Shinkafi said the government had deployed a team of medical experts to the area to investigate the cause of the incident.

“They (experts) have already taken the sample. We are waiting for them to give us the result to enable us take action.

“People close to the deceased said the death was as a result of poisoned leaf porridge which was said to be contaminated by onion seeds.

“We cannot rely on what we heard. We are waiting for medical experts to come out with the result,” he added.

The acting Governor said that six of the deceased were from the same family, comprising a wife and children.

He added that the seventh victim was their neighbour, who also ate the food.

“I led the government delegation to condole their family,” Shinkafi told NAN and urged people to check what they eat and also ensure their environment is clean.

He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant Aljannah to those who lost their lives. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 04/09/2017 01:10:11 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigeria ripe for restructuring now: Ohanaeze President General...

Rivers PDP flays Magnus Abe’s alleged desperate moves...

Magu, Hameed Ali: Senate draws first blood; refuses...

Troops dismantle Boko Haram siege, rescue 210

Lack of funds hampers waste evacuation in Asaba...

Abducted Chibok girls reportedly spotted in Gwoza

More heads roll at NHIS

Omotoso: Boardroom impresario turns 70, By Tola Adeniyi...

Rivers APC sets agenda for new Transport Minister,...

Scientists warn possible earthquakes in Nigeria

Buhari celebrates Rev. Moses Iloh at 86

National Hospital isolates wards for Lassa Fever management...

 

Latest News Kaduna recruits PhD holder as primary school teacher 2019: Okowa, Wike, Udom screened, cleared •Okowa predicts victory for PDP candidates Abia 2019: PDP clears Ikpeazu, hails sterling performance Vote buying: Police arrests 2 PDP agents with cash Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC Randy Catholic Bishop denied bail FRSC releases recruitment screening time-table 5th term: Banjo tasks Tinubu, Oshiomhole, others Looking for a job? Be careful about what you post on social media Buhari leaves for UNGA73 tomorrow China summons US Ambassador over military sanctions Skye: AMCON pumps N786bn into new Polaris Bank

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,753 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,389 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,066 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,348 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,015 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,507 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,800 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,448 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,491 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,262 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,011 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,784 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,619) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,423) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,054) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,688) Religion (871) Sports (1,699) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement