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10 family members die after taking local herbs

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A family of 10 at Biogberu village, through Gwanara, in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, were confirmed dead after taking a local herbal mixture yesterday.

It was gathered that two villagers, Okosi Musa and Worugura Julin, offered a woman, Pennia Bonnie of Fulani camp in Biogberu, the local herbal mixture to cure a foot infection.

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The duo was said to have instructed the woman to also ensure that all her family members drink from the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease among them.

But after taking the local herbal mixture, all the 10 family members died in quick succession.

The spokesman for Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, said the matter was reported to the police by one Ibrahim Bonnie on Tuesday, June 22.

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Okasanmi said the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, has ordered an investigation into the incident.

He added that the two suspects were already helping the police in their investigation.

Okasanmi said Bagega advised sick members of the public “to seek medical solutions only in recognised medical homes spread across the length and breadth of the state to avoid ugly incidents of this nature.”

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