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10 Fulani Die After Consuming Herbal Concoction In Kwara

No fewer than ten people has reportedly died after consuming herbal concoction in Kwara state.

According to report the event took place in the Fulani camp in Biogberu, Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area and the deceased were said to be from the same family.

It was learnt the victims were of Fulani Borgu who are Kaiama residents and not nomadic migrating Fulani people.

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

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

The kwara police spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He said, “On Monday this week, one Ibrahim Bonnie, aged 22 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 mother with the infected legged, died.”

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