by Akan Ido
The Defence Headquarters has allayed the fears of many Nigerians over the health status of members of the country’s military contingent in Liberia.
This became necessary after reports emerged that some of them have tested positive to the dreaded Ebola Virus – a disease which has killed over 2,500 people in the West African country.
In its reaction today, the Nigerian military said: “The troops however remain confined to their camp for preventive purposes and medical observation following the case of a Sudanese UN staff who was reported to have manifested the disease.
“All necessary steps are also being taken to ensure that non of the Nigerian troops is affected by the disease while serving in Liberia.”
The clarification became necessary following wide media reports and anxiety over the health condition of Nigerian troops in Liberia.