Again, 9 Kogi family members mysteriously die

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For the second time within days, nine family members have died mysteriously in Kogi State.

The incident happened on Monday in Nagazi, under Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State

The latest incident is coming few days when four family members died mysteriously in Mopa-Muro, Local Government Area of Kogi State at the weekend.

It was gathered on Monday evening that the incident in Nagazi saw five family members dying at a spot before four were rushed to the hospital.

Sources told our correspondent that the remaining four later died at an undisclosed hospital in the area.

According to a family source, who never wanted his name mentioned, the father of the deceased victims has been arrested while the mother is still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

He said they are yet to know the actual cause of the death as they are suspecting food poisoning or spiritual attack.

All efforts to speak with the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) William Ovye Aya proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.

He did not pick calls or respond to text messages sent to his phone lines.

Recall that five persons in August 2022 lost their lives after eating a cassava flour meal prepared at their family house in Usugnwe-Okaito, Okehi Local government area of Kogi State.