Gusau, Sept. 3, 2017 (TNE) : A mother and her five children have died from eating local food known as `fate’ (poisoned leaf porridge) at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara, the acting governor, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, confirmed on Sunday in Gusau.
He said the last victim was a neighbour of the deceased.
Shinkafi said government had deployed a team of medical experts to the area to investigate the cause of the incident.
“They (experts) have already taken the samples; 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.
“I led the government delegation to condole their family,” Shinkafi said and urged people to check what they eat and also ensure that their environment is clean. (TNE)