Kogi State government, on Thursday, banned consumption of beef in Lokoja town following mysterious death of 12 cows in the state.
The Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo who made this known said the ban is for a period of 48 hours.
The statement said ministries and departments have been mandated to form strong institutional walls that would stop the beefs from getting into the market.
The statement said coordinated security and scientific investigations into the death of the cows has been launched through the office of the Security Adviser and the ministries of agriculture and environment.
“The state government has committed to briefing members of the public on findings about the incident.
“We also urge our people to volunteer intelligence that will help us unravel the mystery behind the death of those cows,” it noted.