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Panic as three pupils die after eating biscuits

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja There was apprehension in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday, following the death of three pupils of Local Education Authority Primary School, Kubwa 2, after reportedly eating biscuits. The snack was allegedly shared to the victims by an unidentified classmate on Wednesday. Two pupils were said […]
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