7people died after eating poisoned food in Benue


There have reportedly been seven cases of food poisoning deaths in the Ikobi community of Benue State’s Apa Local Government Area.

The victims passed away three months after a local resident who has not been named passed away from food poisoning.

Our correspondent discovered that a woman, who was a relative of the person who passed away three months ago, had just cleaned the deceased’s home.

The relative allegedly found some food while cleaning the house on Monday and took it home.

According to reports, the woman prepared some of the food and served it to people in her immediate vicinity.
Twelve people became ill after eating the food and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Seven of the ill victims, according to SP Catherine Anene, the state police public relations officer, died. She added that the other patients had received treatment and been reunited with their families.

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A few months after a person in the Ikobi community died from food poisoning, specifically on November 14, a woman who may be a relative of the deceased went to clean up the house of the deceased and discovered food items there that she brought to her house to cook.

“After cooking the food she had brought with her while cleaning the house, she served some people, and after they had eaten it, 12 people became ill and were taken to the hospital, but seven of them passed away, and the other five who had been treated right away have been reunited with their families.”

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