Four Family Members Die of Food Poisoning in Kwara

- Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Tragedy struck yesterday as four members of the same family reportedly died of food poisoning at the Olori village in Banni community of Kwara State.

The incident which took place early yesterday was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, Mr. Babawale Afolabi.

The NSCDC spokesman said the deceased died as a result of food poisoning around 7 a.m. yesterday.

He said: “We received informatio­n about the death of two children of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of Olori village in Banni communityU­mar Mohammed, 25, and Kadir Mohammed, 18.

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

“They were tested and confirmed to have taken poisonous food. After few minutes, the two died in the hospital.”

He further stated that as the family members were preparing to bury their corpses, one of the grandsons of Abubakar, Umar Mohammed, also died.

The PRO said a team of NSCDC personnel led by the Divisional Officer, Mr. Adesina Taofeek, visited the family to condole with them.

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

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