About six men whose ages range between 20 and 22 have been reported

dead after consuming a locally grown hard drug, Zakami, at a wedding

reception at Unguwa Uku, Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.

The lifeless bodies of the six young men who collapsed after taking

the substance were taken to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where

they were confirmed dead emanated.

A source who also attended the wedding party said the deceased drank

the substance at the well-attended party and collapsed afterwards.

Public relations officer of the state police command, ASP Magaji

Majiya, who confirmed the incident, 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 added.


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