Four members of the same family have been confirmed dead as a result of food poisoning.
Babawale Afolabi, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Kwara State, who confirmed the incident said the deceased died in the early hours of Thursday as a result of poisonous food consumption.
“We received information about the death of two children of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of Olori village, Banni community of Kwara North; Umar Mohammed 25 and Kadir Mohammed 18.
“They started vomiting around 4am on Thursday and were rushed to General hospital, Igbeti.
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“They were tested and confirmed to have taken poisonous food.
“After few minutes, the two died in the hospital,” Afolabi said.
He further said that as the family members were preparing to bury their corpses, one of the grandsons of Abubakar, Umar Mohammed, also died.
The PRO said that 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 another grandson, Bashiru Mohammed has been rushed to another hospital, and on getting there, he was also confirmed dead in our presence,” Afolabi said.
The PRO said the Divisional Officer, Taofeek, advised other family members who took the same meal with the deceased to go for a check-up at the hospital.
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He added that some other members of the family were admitted to the hospital, for proper tests and possible treatment to avert undesirable occurrences.