Kogi State Government has placed ban on the sale of beef in Lokoja and its environs for the next 48 hours following the mysterious death of Cows within the Lokoja Township.
Kogi State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon Kingsley Fanwo who disclosed this in a press statement in Lokoja, said it was part of the proactive measures taken by Government to find out the cause of the death of those cows and to also ensure their beefs do not find their way into the markets.
He said there is a coordinated security and scientific investigations into the death of the cows and that the investigations are being handled by security agencies through the Office of the State Security Adviser as well as Veterinary Doctors in the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment.
He also disclosed that Security agencies and the affected Government Ministries and Departments have been mandated to form strong institutional walls that will stop the beefs from getting into the market as it is detrimental to health.
He gave the assurance that the State Government would be briefing members of the public on findings about the incident and urged the people to volunteer intelligence that would help us unravel the mystery behind the death of those cows.