Sokoto - Six members of the same family had reportedly died as a result of suspected food poisoning in Awilkiti village of Gudu Local Government Area in Sokoto state.
The tragic incident claimed the lives of two women and four children of the same family.
All the deceased persons had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
A delegation of the state government led by Lands and Housing Commissioner, Nasiru Dantsoho, had also condoled with the bereaved family.
Dantsoho described the deaths of the six persons as a great loss not only to their family but to the entire state.
The Caretaker Chairman of the local government council, Musa Bachaka, had also commiserated with the family.
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Bachaka also donated N20 000 cash and two bags each of rice and millet to them.
In a related development, the Chief Imam of Kutufare village in Gudu local government area, Muhammadu Nadande, had drowned in a river in the village.
The deceased was said to have drowned on September 4 and his remains buried according to Islamic rites.
Dantsoho and Bachaka had also condoled with the family of the late cleric, describing his demise as a great loss to his family and the entire state.