Seven people died after eating leaf porridge locally known as ‘Fate’ in Zamfara State.

Six of the deceased were from the same family comprising a wife and children.

The seventh victim was their neighbour, who also ate the food.

It was gathered that the leaf porridge was said to be contaminated by onion seeds.

The incident took place at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi local government area of the state.

The Acting governor of the state Abdullahi Shinkafi has confirmed the incident.

Shinkafi disclosed that the government had deployed a team of medical experts to the area to investigate the cause of the incident.

”People close to the deceased said the death was as a result of poisoned leaf porridge which was said to be contaminated by onion seeds.

”We cannot rely on what we heard, we are waiting for medical experts to come out with the result,” he added.

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