NAFDAC Prohibits the Open Sale of Sniper Insecticides

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 20 – The National Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has placed a restriction on the sale and use of the fatal agro-chemical product, Sniper.

The regulatory agency ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the popular agricultural pesticide from open markets and supermarkets, to reduce its use for suicide across the country.

The development was made public by NAFDAC’s director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, Dr Bukar Usman, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan on Wednesday, June 19, Leadership reports.

Since Sniper hits the Nigerian market, it has become the favourite of most Nigerians, especially the poor for killing mosquitoes and other pests. Similarly, the product has also been abused by many as they use it to commit suicide.

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