Newsbreak: Kwara Govt begins probe of poisonous beef sold in market

—Calls for calm, begins investigation

By Samuel Ogunsona

Kwara state Government has called for peace as they begin the investigation of poisonous beef sold to the public at Mandate Market in Ilorin, the state capital.

Irohinodua was informed that 33 cows died as a result of poison.

The meat of the dead cows is now being sold in the open market.

This incident happened earlier on Sunday following the apprehension of the state monitoring group, Kwara State Monitoring Group (KMG).

The group in a statement released earlier this weekend
called the attention of the Commissioners for Environment and Health to act immediately in other prevent the poisoned meat from being old to unsuspecting public.

“Over 33 cows were suspected to be poisoned and died immediately but surprisingly, the dead animals were slaughtered and distributed out to butchers to be sold.

“It happened along Atere Road (that leads to Al Hikma campus) right inside College of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Ilorin.

“It is our prayer that the concerned ministry and agency take appropriate action as nobody knows whose family the poisoned meat could be sold out to in the market” the statement read.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Health, Amina Ahmed El-Imam, calls for total calmness among the members of the state as investigations are still ongoing.

“The government has immediately confiscated all the suspected meats for laboratory tests and confirmation of claims after initial engagements with the Mandate Market stakeholders. Further information will be given as may become necessary.

“The government urges members of the public to be calm while the team establishes the truth of the rumour of poisoned meat. It also commends the leadership of the market for their cooperation so far,” the statement read.

The government urge the public to be calm while the investigation team unfold the true of the poisonous meat.

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