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Wheat looted in Jos poisonous, not for consumption – Nigerian govt warns

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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned that, the wheat seeds carted away by hoodlums from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State were poisonous and not for human consumption.

The ministry gave the warning in a statement which indicated that, the wheat seeds had been treated with chemicals and intended for planting during the dry season..



It appealed to the general public not to consume the seeds but to report any of such found to the nearest Security Agency.


The statement reads: “The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hereby warns the general public that, the wheat seeds carted away by hoodlums from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State are poisonous and NOT fit for human consumption.


“The wheat seeds have been treated with agrochemicals and intended for planting during the forth coming dry season wheat production.

“The Ministry hereby appeals to the general public NOT to consume these seeds but report any such found to the nearest Security Agency. Please be WARNED”.

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