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6 Killed After Consuming Local Beverage ‘Zakami’ At A Wedding In Kano



No fewer than six persons, aged between 20 years and 22 years, were feared dead after allegedly consuming a local beverage, Zakami, at a wedding reception at Unguwa Uku, in the Kano metropolis.

An eye-witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kano that the incident happened at about 10.30 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the witness, the deceased, all males, drank the substance at the party that was also attended by many youths including the bride and groom.

NAN gathered that the deceased collapsed after consuming the intoxicating beverage and died on the way to the hospital.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.

He said the police had since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to finding out the cause of the tragedy.

“On receiving the report, we invited the groom; he is currently assisting us in our investigation.

“I cannot confirm the number of deaths until we finish our investigation,’’ he said.

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