Ebola Outbreak: 39 Congolese, Senegalese Immigrants Arrested In Lagos

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Police and Immigration officers yesterday
arrested no fewer than 39 foreign nationals
in two hotels on Lagos Island.
The foreigners were arrested following a
tip-off by some residents of the area over
fears of the spread of Ebola virus disease,
it was learnt.
Upon receiving the report, the Area
Commander, Imohimi Edgal, an Assistant
Commissioner of Police (ACP), Area A
Command, Lion Building, contacted
Immigration and Health officials who
stormed Benin Hotel and an unnamed guest
house, situated on Atere street and
effected the arrest of the foreigners, 35 of
whom are citizens of the Democratic
Republic of Congo, while the rest are
Senegalese nationals.
A police source told Vanguard that the
Immigration officials will determine if the
suspects are legally residing in the country
while the Health officials will determine
their health status. He also added that all
the hotels in the area have been placed
under surveillance.
It will be recalled that six people have died
from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the
country. The total number of reported cases
is 15 after the Liberian-American Patrick
Sawyer flew into the country with the virus
on July 20th and was admitted into a Lagos
hospital.

_Information Nigeria

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