Metro Ebola: Vanguard Investigation Reveals Just How Porous Nigeria's Borders Are


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Note: In case you wondered if Nigeria was taking proactive or reactive action against the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, now you know: we are a reactive nation by default, and that is the bad news.

Efforts by Nigeria to contain the out-break of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country, may come to nought as Vanguard investigations revealed that peoples move seamlessly through the nation’s land borders without screening for EVD.

Though travellers at the airports are screened at the point of entry, nothing of such takes place at the land borders.

A visit to Seme border shows free movement of immigrants across both the Nigerian and Benin Republic sides of the border unhindered.

To worsen the threat, security operatives and others at the Seme border were seen performing their duties without protective gear like hand-gloves or infra-red thermometre guns.

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Source: #Vanguard


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