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.