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Nine family members die mysteriously in the Kogi community

Nine family members die mysteriously in Kogi community

Bodies of five of the victims who died on the spot

Nine members of the same family have died under mysterious circumstances in Nagazi, Adavi local government area in Kogi state.

The latest incident comes days after four family members died after eating amala in Mopa Town, Mopa-Amuro LGA of Kogi State over the weekend.

It has been collected that the incident, which happened on Monday evening October 3, at the home of an Alhaji Ozankuroko, saw five family members die at one location before four more were rushed to the hospital.

The other four later died at the undisclosed hospital in the area.

A family source who requested anonymity said the father of the deceased victims was arrested while the mother was still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

He said they did not yet know the actual cause of death, but suspected food poisoning or a spiritual attack.

State Police Public Relations Officer William Ovye Aya confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Lokoja on Tuesday.

The PPRO said the command was working hard to find out the cause of death, adding that an investigation was ongoing.

Nine family members die mysteriously in the Kogi community

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