Kwara food poisoning: Mother of late siblings dies, 2 others in critical condition | Dailytrust

Kwara food poisoning: Mother of late siblings dies, 2 others in critical condition

Four members of a Kwara family have died of food poisoning, a month after 11 members of the same family died after taking a local concoction, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence has confirmed.
Four members of a Kwara family have died of food poisoning, a month after 11 members of the same family died after taking a local concoction, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence has confirmed.

Casualties in the food poisoning incident that occurred in Banni commuity of Kaiama Local Government area of Kwara State continued on Saturday after the wife of a man who lost four relatives in the incident died.

Mohammed Abubakar’s two children and two grandsons died after eating a meal, with others hospitalised after the incident.

On Friday, his wife also passed on.

Two members of the family are still in critical condition and battling for survival at the Banni General Hospital, Kaiama.

It was learnt that the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq had visited the hospital and ordered for their immediate transfer to a better hospital in Ilorin.

Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara state Command, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the latest victim, who is the mother of late siblings from the first incident, died on Friday in the hospital.

Reacting to the issue, the Health Commissioner, said, “Yes, we have ordered for their relocation to Ilorin and right now, what is paramount to us is getting them stabilized. I cannot say more than that for now.”

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