Kogi state government has warned its residents to stay away from eating cow meat over the next one week.

The warning was as a result of the mysterious death of no fewer than 20 cows in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. It was gathered that the mysterious death of the cattle could be traced to alleged poisoning.

Kogi State Director of Veterinary Services, Dr Salau Tarawa, who gave the warning, said upon receiving the report, officials of the ministry swung into action and retrieved some of the dead cows that were discovered in the market.

Tarawa said others cows were said to have been taken towards Osara, Ajaokuta, Obajana, Kotonkarfe and Kakanda for possible sales to unsuspecting members.

Ibrahim Bamidele

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