The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), has warned that wheat seeds looted by hoodlums in Jos is not meant for consumption, as it is poisonous.
Hoodlums invaded the warehouse of the National Agricultural Seed Council in Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State, and carted away poisonous wheat seeds – not meant for human consumption according to FMARD.
FMARD, in a warning statement indicated that the wheat seeds had been treated with chemicals and intended for planting during the dry season.
Thus, FMARD appealed to the general public not to consume the seeds, but to report any of such found to the nearest Security Agency.
The statement reads, “The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, hereby, warns the general public that the wheat seeds carted away by hoodlums from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Bukuru, Jos, Plateau State, are poisonous and NOT fit for human consumption.
“The wheat seeds have been treated with agrochemicals and intended for planting during the next dry season of wheat production.
“The Ministry hereby appeals to the general public NOT to consume these seeds but report any such found to the nearest Security Agency. Please be WARNED.”