Ten Family Members Die After Eating ‘Tuwon Dawa’ In Zamfara

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau


Ten people of the same family have died as a result of eating poisonous food in Jangeme village of Gusau local government area in Zamfara state.


A neighbor of the deceased family members, Malam Sama,ila Sani informed The Punch that they were served with guinea corn food called ‘tuwon dawa’ in Hausa which was cooked by one of the members of the family, Aisha Musa.


According to him, A,isha mistakenly put a poisonous chemical in the food thinking that it was a potash and immediately they ate the food, they fell sick due to stomach cramps and were rushed to the hospital in Gusau where they later died. 

Sani explained that “Immediately after eating the food, all of them began to feel serious stomach discomforts and later rushed to the hospital in Gusau but unfortunately, they all died”.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Yariman Bakura Specialist hospital Gusau, Alhaji Auwal Usman Ruwan-Doruwa said, the people have died as a result of food poisoning.


Ruwan-Doruwa stated that,  doctors have tried to save their lives but it was too late due to the quantity of the poison they consumed.

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