Showing posts with label Spouses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spouses. Show all posts

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ebola: Spouses of dead victims test positive

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said there are two new confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.  Chukwu at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday morning, said the confirmed cases had had secondary connection with the index case, the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer.
Chukwu said, 
“The two patients are spouses of those that had primary contacts with Sawyer. They are among the secondary contacts that have been under surveillance.
“This now brings to four the total number of Ebola patients currently under treatment at the isolation ward.
“This also means that the total number of cases of EVD cases so far reported in the country to 14.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

Boko Haram: Spouses of Nigerian Troops Block Husbands’ Deployment to Gwosa.

Dozens of women and children on Saturday forcefully stopped military trucks from ferrying their husbands and fathers to the Boko Haram-seized Gwosa by locking the exit gates of a barracks in Borno State, demanding quality fighting equipment for the soldiers. 

Scores of soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram in Borno State in the last few months, and many blame the inferior weapons Nigerian troops are equipped with to fight brutal insurgents. Reports say nearly 60 soldiers were killed last Wednesday in Gwosa, taken over by Boko Haram after hundreds of heavily-armed militants swooped on the border town. 

After locking the gates Saturday, the women and children placed themselves as wedges before the trucks that were to drive out of Giwa Barracks of the 21 armoured brigade Maiduguri, witnesses said.

“We don’t want to be turned another set of widows, give our husbands modern and better arms, weapons and vehicles or they go nowhere!” one woman was quoted by a source as saying.


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