The director of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Major-General Obashina Ogunbiyi has stated that the Nigerian Army have placed 1332 of its peace keeping troops in Liberia under surveillance following their contact with a Sudanese who later died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

According to the Army medical officer who made this revelation yesterday in Abuja, the incident followed the death of a Sudanese Muslim man who had come to the camp of the soldiers to lead them in prayer during the Eid-el Fitri celebration, but developed Ebola symptoms the following day and later died.

Major-General Ogunbuyi noted that the country remained at risk as any of the soldiers could choose to travel home anytime, saying “that is why the military had to be totally involved in the fight against the Ebola virus.”

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