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Kogi State Government Advises Residents Of The State To Shun The Consumption Of Cow Meat After The Mysterious Death Of 20 Cows.

Yahaya Bello.

Residents of Kogi State were on Thursday advised to shun the eating of cow meat for at least one week or more after 20 cows died mysteriously in Lokoja, as the state government says there is the possibility that the cows may have ingested poisonous substances while grazing.

The Director of Veterinary Services, Kogi Ministry of Agriculture, Salau Tarawa, gave the advice at a news conference where he said beef from some of the cows were already in Lokoja markets, but had been recalled, but some of the cows had already been taken to markets in Osara in Adavi Local Government Area; to Ajaokuta, to Obajana, to Kotonkarfe and to Kakanda for sale to members of the public.

Some of the dead Cows.

He said the ministry was collaborating with security agencies to bring the herders to question.

Speaking on the development, the Head, Agro Rangers Unit, Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayode Emmanuel, said the cows were discovered in Lokoja.

According to him, “The cows emerged from the back of the state’s secretariat complex where they had gone to graze. All of a sudden, they started behaving funny, slumped and died within minutes. 

 

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