No fewer than seven members from a family have been confirmed dead from food poisoning in Danbaza village, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Naija News understands that the dire incident occurred after the family members ate a meal known as Dambu.
Dambu is a meal with consists of corn and vegetables mixed together.
An eyewitness told Daily Post that the deceased, which consist of two married women and five of their children, died immediately after the meal.
A family member who identified himself as Alhaji Muhammad Kabir, said that as soon as the people finished the meal, four of the victims died instantly, while three were rushed to hospital where they were certified dead by doctors.
“The deceased were alleged to use poisonous substances in the cooking of the meal,” he said.
The seven dead persons have since been buried in their home town, Danbaza, according to Islamic injunction.
When contacted, Maradun local government’s sole administrator, Umar Mu’azu, confirmed the incident, saying that representatives from the local government were sent to condole with the victims’ family.