Following the mysterious death of 20 cows in Lokoja on Thursday afternoon, Kogi State government has banned consumption of beef, while investigation into the circumstances was ongoing.
In a statement by the Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo said the ban is for a period of 48 hours.
The mysterious death of the animals remains a mystery to the residents and Kogi State government, having not known what caused the incident until now.
The State government enjoined all agencies in the State to ensure that beef does not found its way into the market.
The statement said coordinated security and scientific investigations into the death of the cows has been launched through the office of the Security Adviser and the ministries of agriculture and environment.
“The state government has committed to briefing members of the public on findings about the incident.
“We also urge our people to volunteer intelligence that will help us unravel the mystery behind the death of those cows,” it noted.
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