The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confirmed the death of four persons and 189 others on treatment for poisoning from consuming an expired juice drink in Kano.
The chairperson of the committee on infectious diseases outbreak in Kano, Bashir Lawal reportedly said that the poison emanated from expired sachet water and a locally produced juice drink.
Lawal reportedly said that the agency got notified after hundreds of persons in the Kano metropolis were hospitalized with cases of frequent vomiting, joint dizziness, and blood in urination.
Lawal reportedly said that two of the deaths were recorded at a health facility while the other two infected persons died at home.
According to Lawal, laboratory examination conducted on the affected people revealed a case of food poisoning.
Lawal reportedly said that the state’s consumer protection agency had apprehended four persons in connection to the distribution of the poisonous drink.
The acting Managing Director of the consumer protection agency, Baffa Babba-Da’agundi reportedly said that the agency burst a warehouse in Minjibir Local Government Area where the drink was being kept for distribution.
In reaction, the state’s coordinator for NAFDAC, Shaba Muhammad reportedly said that the samples were referred to its laboratory in Kaduna for analysis.
The agency advised Nigerians to be vigilant and desist from buying products that are expired.