Thursday, January 27, 2011

Food Poisoning Scare (Nigeria)

Nigerian Tribune
27 January 2011

25-yr-old graduate dies in Benue after eating carrots

Written by John Akpodovhan, Makurdi

Residents of Kanshio village, a suburb of Makurdi, were gripped by confusion when they learnt of the death of a 25-year-old graduate of Sociology from the Benue State University, Michael Adzor Adzor, who died after eating carrots. [...]

Leadership [Nigeria]
27 January 2011

Fear of Poisoned Foodstuffs Spreads

Nnamdi Mbawike, Enugu and Joseph Wantu, Makurdi

Man dies after eating carrot There is palpable fear in some parts of the country following rumours making the rounds that some unidentified persons have poisoned foodstuffs and fruits brought to other parts of the country from strife torn Plateau State.

A text message sent to residents of Enugu State purportedly warned people of the South East to shun foodstuffs and fruits, alleging that some people from the northern part of the country had poisoned the items as a reprisal attack over the Jos crisis that has claimed many lives.

In Benue State, the death of a 25- year old graduate of Sociology from Benue State University who was said to have died after eating carrots he bought from a street hawker has caused panic among residents of Makurdi, the state capital. [...]