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10 Family Members Die After Drinking Herbal Mixture

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No fewer than ten persons of the same family have died after consuming suspected herbal concoction in Kwara State.



The deceased were of the Fulani camp in Biogberu, Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area.

The herbal portion, it was gathered, was allegedly prepared by one Okosi Musa and Worugura Junlin for one Mrs. Pennia Bonnie, 40, who had foot infection.

However, Musa and Junlin were said to have recommended the concoction to all members of the family to prevent spread of the ailment, it was gathered.

The incident was said to have happened on June 16.

Spokesperson of Kwara Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He said: “One Monday this week one Ibrahim Bonnie aged 22 years of Fulani camp Biogberu via Gwanara, reported at the police station that the suspects came to his mother by name Pennia Bonni of same Fulani camp who was having a foot infection, with a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment.

“She was also told to ensure that all her family members take out of the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members.

“After taking the local herbal mixture, the family members started dying one after the other, at the last count, 10 members including the infected legged mother died.”

He said that the command had launched a discreet investigation into the incident, adding “the two suspects are already helping the police in their investigation.

He urged sick members of the public to seek medical solution in recognised medical homes spread across the length and breadth of the state to avoid ugly incidents of this nature.

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