Kogi again: 9 family members die 'mysteriously'

Governor Yahaya Bello of  Kogi State

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi

By Richard Elesho

The death of nine members of the same family under mysterious circumstances in Nagazi town of Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State has thrown the people of the community into fears and confusion.

The incident reportedly happened on Monday evening with five family members dying in quick succession at a spot.

Four others became very sick and had to be rushed to the hospital for attention.

Unfortunately, however they also died shortly after arriving the hospital.

According to a family source who craved anonymity, the father of the deceased victims has been arrested, while the mother is still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

He said the actual cause of the deaths are not yet known.

But the people of the community are suspecting food poisoning or ‘spiritual attack.’

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News of the incident which spread in the community on Monday evening threw residents into mourning, fear and confusion, PM News gathered.

It would be recalled that four family members died after eating ‘Amala’ in Mopa town, headquarter of MopaAmuro LGA of Kohi at the weekend.

Those who died in the unfortunate incident include head of the family, Pa Motilewa, his two daughters and a girl relation.

The mother miraculously survived.

The community and government is still groping in the dark about the Mopa casualty when the current news broke.

Governor Yahaya Bello represented by Kingsley Fanwo during a condolence visit to Mopa town promised to investigate the matter.

Efforts to speak with the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Ovye Aya on the latest incident that claimed nine lives proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.


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