Nigerians in the Northern Part Threatens to Burn Ebola Units
The building of Ebola Quarantine Centers in Abuja, has called for an alarm as most residents who live near the Abuja Quarantine Center has taking to the streets, to reject the idea of building Ebola isolation units in their neighborhood. They said they would sooner burn Ebola centers down than allow them to operate and spread the virus in their neighbourhood.
In many parts of Nigeria, residents say they are more afraid of Ebola than of Boko Haram, the militant group which has wasted thousands lives in the Northern part of the country.
In the northern city of Kaduna Wednesday, where Boko Haram has struck many times, hundreds of people protested plans to convert sections of a local clinic into an Ebola treatment center. Many carried signs that said: “No Ebola in our hospital.”
Mr. Ibrahim Shehu, who chairs the clinic’s board, said:
They are kicking against it that it should not be situated here. Not that government should not do what it is supposed to do. But situating it here is what they are against,” said Danjuma Musa, a religious leader in Down Quarters, where the hospital is located. When you look at the number of people that came out yesterday protesting, at least that can trigger something else in the state. But thank God, we did things peacefully.”