Lagos Police Men raid hotels, arrest 39 foreigners over Ebola Spread
In a desperate fight against the spread of Ebola Virus in Lagos, The Area A Command of Nigerian Police Force, Ikoyi, Lagos and some officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, on Friday raided some hotels on Lagos Island, where they arrested 39 foreigners over the Ebola Virus Disease scare.
The foreigners includes 35 men and women from DR Congo and four others from Senegal, they were said to be living together in Benin Hotel and another guest house both situated on Atere street on Lagos Island.
According to security operatives, the raid of the two hotels was motivated by reports from residents of the area who expressed concern that activities of the foreigners, swarming the area, could lead to the spread of Ebola.
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.
Meanwhile, the Commander of Area A Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Imohimi Edgal contacted officials of the NIS and some health workers after the tip-off from residents. A police source said the immigration officials would determine if the suspects are legally residing in the country while the health officials would determine their health status to know if they have the virus or not.
Posted on August 31, 2014, in Health, latest news, security, travel and tagged arrest, ebola, foreigners, hotels, immigration, Imohimi Edgal, lagos, officials, police, Spread. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.