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On Friday, military helicopters rushed polio vaccines to dangerous parts of northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram operates and two paralyzed toddlers were recently discovered, according to a health official.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the new cases indicate the wild polio virus has circulated undetected for five years in Borno state, thereby a major setback after Nigeria was declared polio-free in October.

SEE: Polio: Nigeria Suffers Setback As Two Fresh Infections Reported In Borno

According to Borno state health commissioner Ibrahim Miringa, the recent attacks by Boko Haram prevented the emergency operation from getting health workers to two parts of Borno state where the children were found.

Massive challenges face the Nigerian health workers supported by the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to urgently vaccinate millions of endangered children in an area where the U.N. suspended aid after a military-escorted humanitarian convoy was attacked last month.

SEE ALSO: UNICEF Suspends Aid To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack

Not all the areas that have been liberated by the military could be accessed by our health officials because of recent attacks in Jere and Gwoza local government areas carried out by Boko Haram,” Miringa said.

Jere and Gwoza are the areas where the first two cases of polio were found in Nigeria in more than two years, the WHO announced Thursday night.

Nigeria’s removal from WHO’s list of polio-endemic countries had meant all of Africa was free from the crippling disease. Only two other countries remain on the list — Afghanistan and Pakistan.

SEE ALSO: WHO Formally Removes Nigeria From List Of Polio Endemic Countries

Miringa said the two children, aged under 2, were among refugees arrived from areas newly freed from Boko Haram.

He said health workers have been vaccinating refugees as they arrive in major camps. “But recent liberation of internally displaced persons from the hinterlands and their being camped in satellite camps have made the immunization exercise difficult.

International organizations plan to support Nigerian health workers in using “a hit-and-run kind of strategy,” the WHO director for polio eradication, Dr. Michel Zaffran, told reporters in a conference call.

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very beginning of the game, the Parisians began to attack the opponent’s goal, with Neymar
keeping wasting his chances. PSG fans were pleased with Kylian Mbappe joining the game,
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    start a successful career with Chelsea, but he could also help the former team in difficult
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    fans could only see Upamecano’s efforts, but the defender alone couldn’t withstand one
    of the best attacks in the world.

It is also worth mentioning the game of PSG. The Parisians played a great match and deserved to
qualify for the final.

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#EndSARS: Dino Melaye Laments Over Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki

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Former lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Recall that on Tuesday evening, protesters at the Lekki ground came under heavy fire by the military.

Also Read: Reveal Soldiers Who Shot At Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, NBA Tells Military

Bullets fired by military personnel hit some persons and at least one person has been reported dead and many injured.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker from Kogi State expressed that he was having a sleepless night.

Melaye in a Twitter post went on to describe the incident as a massacre.

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Former United States presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Army to stop the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters calling for reforms in the police.

Recall that the #EndSARS protesters, who had been holding forth at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, were shot at on Tuesday night, shortly after Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu declared a 24-hour curfew.

Many were hit by bullets, others injured with reports of deaths.

Reacting to the latest development, Hilary, the wife of former US President Bill Clinton, called on President Buhari and the army to stop the killing of young #EndSARS protesters.

With this, Clinton joins a growing list of foreign stars and other VIPs that have expressed support for the campaign.

Her tweet read: “I’m calling on @mbuhari (President Muhammadu Buhari) and the @hqnigerianarmy (Nigeria Army) to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.

“#StopNigeriaGovernment.”

The reactions have been pouring in, with many thanking her for lending her voice .

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