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BREAKING: Another 40 Cows Die After Eating Poison

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BREAKING: Another 40 Cows Die After Eating Poison

Informantion reaching us that not less than 40 cows have died in Taraba State after eating poisonous grass, called ‘killer grass’.

No fewer than 40 cows have died in Taraba State after eating poisonous grass, called ‘killer grass’.

The cows, it was gathered, belong to a pastoralist in Gamgam village of Bali Local Government Area of the state.

The incident occurred at about 11am on Sunday.

The incident occurred shortly after a boy simply identified as Ja’I led a herd of cattle into a grassland where the cows ate the poisonous grass.

40 Cows Die

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40 Cows Die
40 Cows Die

A resident of the village, Ali Bello, disclosed that few hours after the cows ate the grass, 40 out of the herd of about 200 cattle died, adding that the grass is found in some locations in the state and it is difficult to identify the species of the grass especially at the beginning of rainfall when animals rush to eat fresh grasses.

40 Cows Die

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Bello further revealed that Ja’I and his family after the incident migrated along with the remaining herds to another location to avoid a repeat of the incident.

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The resident noted that such incidents were recorded from time to time and poisonous grass has always been a nightmare to pastoralists.

40 Cows Die

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