Monday, 1 September 2014

No Ebola Victim in Lagos Hotel - Health Authorities -

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Umaru Manko

There was no case of Ebola virus detected among lodgers in a Lagos popular resort, Beni Hotels, authorities in Lagos and Abuja disclosed yesterday.

Men of the Nigerian Police from the Area A Command, Lion Building, Ikoyi, Lagos State, and operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service, had on Friday raided a hotel and a guest house on Lagos Island, arresting 39 foreign nationals over the Ebola Virus Disease scare.

It was gathered that the foreigners identified as 35 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and four Senegalese, were co-habiting in Beni Hotel and another guest house, Travel House, both situated on Atere street on Lagos Island. They were arrested following a tip-off by some residents of the area over fears of the spread of Ebola virus disease.

Thankfully, no case of Ebola virus was detected among the foreigners. Dispelling the rumour of an Ebola virus scare in the hotel premises, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, told reporters:
“I’m not aware of any Ebola case there as there was no patient brought to us after the event you described.”
The police said it has placed all the hotels in the area under close surveillance and charged the residents to promptly report any suspicious persons or activities to the police. That immigration officials would determine if the suspects are legally residing in the country. - See more at:

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