Panic As Three Pupils Die After Eating Biscuits From Classmate
There was apprehension in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday, following the death of three pupils of Local Education Authority Primary School, Kubwa 2, after reportedly eating biscuits.
The snack was allegedly shared to the victims by an unidentified classmate on Wednesday.
Two of the students died in their respective homes at night, while the third victim reportedly collapsed and died at Kubwa General Hospital on Wednesday.
The deceased who were primary four pupils have been identified as Na’imat Yahaya, 14, and Yahaya Garba also 14.
The third victim, Moses Sunday is a Primary One student and was taken to the Kubwa General Hospital, along with two other pupils, namely, Aisha Isa and Hasiya Haruna.
A survivor, Hasiya Haruna, who as at the time of this report was on admission at the hospital was said to have been rushed there by her mother, Fatima, when she learnt that she partook of the biscuits at school.
Speaking with Punch, Fatima who spoke in Hausa said;
“There was a party in the school where my daughter was given biscuit, alongside with other pupils. We discovered that some pupils died at night. “So, I asked her if she ate the biscuit and who gave her. She said it was shared to them by a Muslim sister and so I was satisfied with her explanation. “But we were asked to take her to the hospital because some pupils died. So, I decided to bring her here (Kubwa General Hospital).”