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Kwara: 10 Dead As Suspected ‘Back-To-Sender Charm’ Turns Poison

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Ten people have lost their lives a few hours after their dinner on Monday evening in Gwanara district, in Kwara North Senatorial District.

According to the report, the incident happened around 10 pm at the camp of the head of Fulanis in Biogberu in the Gwanara district.

It was reported that the victims died after taking their dinner suspected to have been poisoned by the ‘charm’ allegedly given to them by one herbalist simply identified as Musa, which resulted in stomach pain and unconsciousness.”

A security source that spoke with Daily Post, said, “The charm given to them is known as back to the sender, but was wrongly used as against the way the herbalist prescribed it to them.”

“Four among them whose cases were serious at first were taken to Taberu hospital, a boundary to the Republic of Benin but later died.”

“The remaining six victims out of which were children within the ages of five and eight years, including a man and woman of 40 and 37 years, that were referred to Bukari Kawo Memorial Hospital, Gwanara, equally died on Tuesday morning at about 0600hours,” the source added.

The names of the victims include; Ibou (father), Bake (mother), Juli (male), Sidiq (male) and Banna (female).

Others are, Yon (female), Banna (female), Zenaib (female), Denbo (female) and Junbo,(male).

The case, according to the source, is being handled by the Nigeria police, Gwanara Division for further investigation and findings.