The existence of poisoned grains alleged to be in Jol community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State and other parts of the State has caused panic in the community.
No fewer than 12 residents had been taken to various clinics in the community.
As reported, some of the affected residents fainted before they were admitted on treatment after they allegedly consumed the grains.
The Chairman of Riyom LGA, Mr Mafeng Gwallson, confirming the incident in Jos on Monday, said, “Yes, it is true. When I got the information, I visited the community.
“What happened was that the affected residents actually bought the grains (millet) from Makera market in the community.
“The grains may have been brought in from Jos or somewhere else.
“So, after using it to prepare their local food, a lot of them started vomiting blood. For now, no one has died, but we have no fewer than 12 people that were affected and undergoing treatment.”
Gwallson further stated that an investigation to fathom the situation surrounding the incident had begun.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, however warned residents against eating grains looted at various government warehouses during the recent #EndSARS protests in the state.
The commissioner added that some of them which were meant for planting and contained some chemicals which is not fit for human consumption.