Tuesday, July 12, 2011

3 die, 18 hospitalized in Kebbi, Nigeria due to Food Poisoning - 12th july 2011

Three people lost their lives while 18 others were hospitalized in Duhuwa village of Maiyama Local Government of Kebbi State after consuming Bambara groundnut purchased in order to use the seeds for sowing.

According to a close relative of the affected, Alhaji Abubakar Dangaladima, the incident which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, left panic in the village as the nuts which were purchased at the market for the purpose of sowing were used by some community members as food.

He said after consuming the food prepared with the nuts three people instantly died while some including children were rushed to hospital over complaints of ailment such as fever, stomach ache and diarrhoea.

Governor Saidu Usman Dakingari paid a visit to the village where he commiserated with the families of the deceased and gave a donation of N400,000 to them. Source