In response to the outbreak of Lassa Fever, the Edo State Government has appealed to international organizations for assistance, claiming that the Federal Government has abandoned the state despite repeated requests for help.
Chris Nehikhare, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, stated this on Wednesday.
He said, “The state government has tried everything within its powers to check this Lassa Fever outbreak. We have reached out to the Federal Government but to all intents and purposes, the Federal Government has abandoned the Edo State government and its people in this issue. As of today, we have over 50 people infected with this disease in Edo and we have a five percent case fertility rate which is very high even compared to COVID-19.
On the train attack saga in Igueben, Igueben said “We are pleased to announce that the last two victims have been rescued and seven suspects are in custody including two village chiefs. We thank the press for the support they have given in the last few weeks.”