SAD: A family of ten perishes after ingesting a herbal concoction
After drinking a local herbal combination believed to be the remedy for an ailment, ten members of a family were sent to their early graves.
On June 18, a tragedy occurred at Biogberu village, in the local government area of Kwara State, Nigeria.
According to the state police command's spokesperson, SP. Ajayi Okasanmi, one Ibrahim Bonnie reported the incidence to the police station on June 22.
He claimed that two Fulani men, Okosi Musa and Worugura Junlin, came to his mother, Pennia Bonni of the same Fulani camp, with a native herbal mixture purported to cure her condition.
“She was also told to ensure that all her family members take some of the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members. After taking the local herbal mixture, the family members started dying one after the other, at the last count, 10 members including the infected mother, have died.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident; the two suspects are already helping the police in their investigation,” Okasanmi said
“Suspects will have their day in court at the conclusion of investigation,” he said