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Lassa fever kills two in Ogun, nurses flee

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Activities at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, were paralysed on Tuesday as medical personnel and patients deserted the hospital due to fear of Lassa fever which claimed two lives in the hospital.

The victims were an assistant nursing officer, Abolanle Adesuyi, and a serving corps member, whose identity could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

The resurgence of the viral disease came barely four months after the state government declared the state Lassa fever free.

The late corps member was said to be a patient who had been down with the viral disease and had been admitted into the FMC, Abeokuta.

Adesuyi was said to have attended to the corps member, from who she contacted the virus.

Apparently startled by the death of the two victims, the hospital management commissioned a test at the University College Hospital, Ibadan to determine the cause.

The result, which came in on Tuesday, confirmed that Lassa fever was responsible for their deaths on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Our correspondent further gathered that two others – a doctor and a nurse – were reportedly being monitored at the intensive care unit of the FHC, Idi-Aba, over the virus.

As soon the news of the nature of the death of the assistant nursing officer got to the hospital, many medical personnel in the department deserted the place.

Some patients in the hospital were also said to have pleaded to be discharged for fear of Lassa fever.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, confirmed that Adesuyi died of the virus.

He said when the virus broke out in the hospital, the management placed Adesuyi and two other members of staff under surveillance.

Meanwhile, the state government has confirmed that the deceased persons were victims of Lassa fever.

The state Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye, while confirming the incident in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday, allayed the fear of the medical workers, particularly nurses, saying the situation “does not call for unnecessary panic.”

He said the state Ministry of Health in collaboration with the FMC would quickly set up an isolation centre at the hospital to attend to emergencies of such.

Source: Punch

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

Air Force slammed Policemen

The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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Hoodlums loot electronic store in Osogbo

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Hoodlums loot electronic store in Osogbo

Hoodlums have looted an electronic store in Osogbo, Osun State’s capital

It was gathered that some military personnel later stopped the hoodlums and recovered some goods.

 

In a new video sighted online, hoodlums were seen looting an electronic shop in Osogbo, Osun state.

The hoodlums were seen taking away motorbike and other electronic gadgets.

However, many netizens after watching the video have condemned it.

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