18th August, 2022
By Shuaib Sadiq
Seven family members have died after taking a local delicacy of corn and vegetables known as Dambu for dinner.
SP Mohammed Shehu, the Zamfara Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the unfortunate incident.
He added that the command has begun an investigation to unravel the cause of the death of the family members in Danbaza village, Maradun Local Government Area of the State.
“The incident happened on Monday immediately after the family took the meal prepared as their dinner.
“Police have taken samples of the meal for analysis and I assure the general public that results would be released to newsmen,” Shehu said.
A resident of the village, Muhammad Kabir, who is close to the family, explained that four of the victims including two married women and five teenagers died on the spot while the three others died after they were rushed to a nearby hospital.
“As soon as the family members finished eating the meal, four of them died on the spot. Three others were rushed to hospital, but they later died while receiving treatment,” Kabir said.