The Ebola Spread: 39 Immigrants from Congo and Sierra Leone Arrested in Lagos


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Ar least 39 foreign nationals were arrested in a Lagos Island hotel by the police and immigration officers. The arrest was made after a citizen's tip-off due to fears of the Ebola virus spreading.

Upon receiving the report, the Area Commander, Imohimi Edgal, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Area A Command, Lion Building, contacted Immigration and Health officials who stormed Benin Hotel and an unamed guest house, situated on Atere street and effected the arrest of the foreigners, 35 of whom are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the rest are Sierra Leoneian nationals.

A police source said the Immigration officials will determine if the suspects are legally residing in the country while the Health officials will determine their health status. He also added that all the hotels in the area have been placed under surveillance.

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Source: #Vanguard


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