Nine members of the same family have reportedly died under mysterious circumstances in Nagazi, Adavi Local Government area of Kogi State.
Five of them are of the same parents’ offspring, along with four additional people.
The five family members were said to have died at the scene before four others were taken to the hospital during the tragedy, which occurred on Monday evening.
According to sources who spoke to our journalist, the final four passed away at an unnamed hospital nearby.
This is coming few days after four family members died after eating ‘amala’ in the Mopa, MopaAmuro LGA of Kogi State at the weekend.
However, unlike the MopaAmuro death, it was not immediately clear if the family ate any food before death started its visit, but high possibility of food poisoning is being suspected according to a source.
A family source who craved anonymity said the father of the deceased victims had been arrested, while the mother was still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
All efforts to speak with the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.