Seven persons, including a mother, five children and neighbour, have died…
They from eating local food known as Fate (poisoned leaf porridge) at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to Vanguardngr, The Acting Governor, Abdullahi Shinkafi, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Gusau.
He said the seven victims, who lost their lives included males and females, while the others affected were receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
Mr. Shinkafi said the government had deployed a team of medical experts to the area to investigate the cause of the incident.
The Acting Governor said: “They (experts) have already taken 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.”
The acting governor said six of the deceased were from the same family, comprising a wife and children.