The Kebbi State Police Command has warned youths against preparing and consuming poisonous leaf- delicacy during marriages and ceremonies in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Agunbiade Oluyemi- Lasore, gave the warning in a statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.
The statement lamented the high rate at which youths were dying as a result of consumption of the poisonous leaf called “Babbajiji” during marriages and other social ceremonies in the state.
“The Kebbi State Police Command hereby warns members of the general public to desist from using the poisonous leaf in preparing their delicacy for any gathering in the state.
” Anybody caught would be arrested and prosecuted according to the law,” the commissioner said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that “Babbajiji” leaf is suspected to be used by the youth as a form of hard drug, but its consumption is capable of causing death of the user. (NAN).