El-Rufai to Kaduna residents, looted grains have chemicals, harmful

Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna has warned that the looted grains from warehouses have chemical and harmful to health.

The state government also warned against using drugs looted from the Kaduna NAFDAC office

The governor via a statement by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the government was briefed about the state of the looted items by the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

“The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has updated the Kaduna State Government about the items looted yesterday from their warehouse in the Narayi area of Chikun LGA,” Mr. Aruwan said.

“The looted items include expired, prohibited, and dangerous drugs. 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.

Residents of Kaduna on Saturday stormed a palliatives warehouse located at Banawa, Gwari avenue.

Miss Agatha, a Kaduna resident, told WAR that residents have since stormed the warehouse and are carting palliatives away.

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