Strange! Five children die after eating cucumber in Cross River

Residents of Amana village, in the Obanliku area of Cross River State are still in shock over the strange death five children who were reportedly killed after eating cucumber in the home of their grandmother.

Their great grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Agbor, in whose custody they were at the time of the incident, was said to have also collapsed and died after she got the news.

A resident, Paul Obaji, who narrated the incident on Facebook said the victims’ grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Agbor, had gone for the burial of one Mr. Emma Kechie, and left the children in the care of their great grandmother. According to Obaji, when their grandmother came back the next day, she saw that all the five children were unconscious. He stated that the children were rushed to a clinic in the community where they were confirmed dead.

The content of Obaji’s Facebook post on this incident read as follows:

“Sadness has taken over the land of Amana, and indeed the entire Becheve Ward in Obanliku, Cross River State, as five grandchildren of one Mrs. Dorothy Agbor from Old Ikwette village, aka Bottom Hill, residing in Amana, have died after eating cucumber. Sources reveal that the children ate cucumber in the absence of their grandmother, but under the supervision of their great grandmother. Their grandma had attended the burial of one Mr. Emma Kechie.

“On her return the next morning, she discovered that five of her grandchildren were unconscious; she then raised the alarm, which attracted the attention of friends, neighbours and colleagues who came to her assistance by rushing the victims to a nearby clinic. A few minutes later, one female child gave up the ghost. Two hours later, two boys followed. Four hours later, another female child died.

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“As I speak with you now, one of the victims who were undergoing treatment in the hospital has just died. The great grandmother, upon hearing the news, collapsed and died a few minutes after, bringing the number of casualties to six.”

Obaji further wrote that four of the corpses had already been taken to their hometown in Old Ikwette for burial, adding that the elders of Amana refused to bury the victims on their land because they said it could portend danger for the community in the future.

It was gathered that the state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Itohan, said she could not confirm the incident because the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area was not aware of it.

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. chisom Janefrances

    This is terrible.How can five children died after eating cucumber?
    does it mean that cumcmber is not good to our body or not.because it’s so confusing
    May their soul rest in peace

  2. Something is fishy o, there is must be something behind. However, may their souls rest in peace

  3. Oh God!what a sad story…may their gentle soul rest in Paradise

  4. The elders are very stupid, why must their reject Innocent children lifeless body because their died mysteriously? Instead of them to seek solution to know the cause of their death.. anyway its a tragedy, i hope the parent can bear this loose..RIP

  5. it could be poisoned not just d cucumber. may God help us.

  6. No be small thing ooo, All departed souls should all Rest in Peace.

  7. I say anything is possible..with the way Chinese are making fake fruits/vegitables/ even foods like rice and so on using chemicals and feeding young crops with exessesive fertilizer leaves too many stones unturned in this case..even our farmers are guilty as well.. it could be food poisoning and to my own notice some cucumber in the market this days are so massively big that I mistook one for a baby yam.it sounds funny but does chemicals used on such crops can be of great harm to ones health.

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    Northerners can do anything just to destroy the Igbos… But their plan will never work out… It will start with them.

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  13. Hmmm so they want us to believe cucumber is now poisonous…… may their soul Rest In Peace

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