Some residents in Kaduna State, have on Sunday, attacked the office of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, carting away seized fake and expired drugs, as well as beverages,
The affected offices include the NAFDAC warehouse belonging to the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, as well as the Training and Research Institute for the Northern region, and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The drugs were seized from illicit Drug Dealers, and meant for destruction, it was further learnt.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has warned on health risks from the drugs and beverages looted from the NAFDAC office and other warehouses in Kaduna, the State capital.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said that the looted items which include expired, prohibited, and dangerous drugs, pose a great danger to the health of the people, and therefore, warned that persons who consume such drugs, are at great risk of serious illness and death.
Aruwan also disclosed that the Management of a food processing company whose stores were looted in the Kakuri area in Kaduna South Local Government Area, has also disclosed that the stolen grains have been treated with chemical preservatives, which render them unsafe for consumption.
He implored the residents of Kaduna State to be vigilant and careful about the source of the food and medications they take, and where they buy them, to avoid these dangers.
The Commissioner also appealed to the public for information on the identities of the looters, and where they may be hiding the stolen items.