By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Kaduna State Government has warned that items looted from the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), warehouse in Narayi in Chikun LGA are poisonous because they are expired and prohibited drugs.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
The statement explained that persons who consume such drugs are at great risk of serious illness and death.
“The management of a food processing company whose stores were looted in Kakuri has also disclosed that the stolen grains have been treated with chemical preservatives which render them unsafe for consumption.
“Residents of Kaduna State are hereby notified to be vigilant and careful about the source of the food and medications they take and where they buy them, to avoid these dangers.
“The Kaduna State Government appeals to the public for information on the identities of the looters and where they might be hiding the stolen items.”
Meanwhile, the State Government has extended all over the state the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs.
The Govt. said that the measure is taken to help safeguard the communities, protect lives and property and contain criminal elements who are looting public and private assets.
It will be recalled that hoodlums on Saturday, October 24, 2020 broke into a property located at Tanko Tete road, off Gwari Avenue, Barnawa, in Kaduna South LGA of the state, said to be housing two trucks of palliative food items consisting of sugar, noodles, spaghetti among others with Covid-19 palliative inscription on them.