At least 1,200 jerrycans of adulterated cooking oil have been seized at the Central Market of Sokoto State.
The items were seized by the state government, according to a statement signed and issued to newsmen by the state Commissioner for Health, Asabe Balarabe.
Balarabe also revealed that another five truckload of the product was intercepted while being transported to the state capital.
The Health Commissioner disclosed that the decision was reached by the governor in order to safeguard the health and well-being of its citizens.
Her words, “Members of the public are hereby advised to desist from buying the adulterated commodities in the state, as such food commodities are proven to be causing health problems including cancer of various types, which do not manifest immediately.
“They equally cause other slow manifesting diseases like kidney disease as well as immediate diseases like Diarrhea and vomiting among others.
“Similarly, the public is advised to be vigilant and report any suspected adulterated goods to the security agencies or the Ministry of Health in this state.”
The commissioner warned marketers in the state to desist from selling adulterated commodities as failure to comply will attract the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command has said security operatives rescued three labourers kidnapped by suspected gunmen on Thursday in the State.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan, said this in an interview on Friday in Kaduna.
Hassan said at about 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, a complainant reported to the police that the labourers were abducted by the armed men while working at Nura Suraj Phase 2 Estate, near Millennium City, Doka village.
Hassan said on receiving the report, police and military personnel rushed to the scene and pursued the criminals.
“As a result of that, the three kidnap victims were rescued.
“Investigation has commenced, confidence-building patrols and surveillance have also been intensified in the area to ensure the arrest of the suspects”, he said.
Hassan also stated that its operatives arrested three suspected cellphone snatchers.
According to him, the three male suspects were arrested on Thursday at about 10 p.m. during a patrol near Danbushiya Bridge on the outskirts of the Kaduna metropolis.
He said they conspired and snatched an Infinix Smart 6 cellphone from an innocent passerby.
“The suspects are in custody and assisting with the investigation.
“They will be charged to court on completion of the investigation,” Hassan said.