Yesterday I received a BBM broadcast message that 3 Chinese men who just returned from Sierra Leone, had died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital from Ebola. The message “Ebola Returns to Nigeria after Killing 3 and infecting 12” , immediately went viral on all blogs and social network sending people into a panic.
However health official have debunked the rumour. Ebola expert Dr. Lawal Bakare, founder of Ebola Alert, described the message as malicious and a figment of the imagination of the originator. He told Vanguard that there is no iota of truth to the report and Nigeria is Ebola free.
We found a fast spreading false rumour of Ebola cases in Nigeria. The rumour was initiated by an irresponsible blogger who lied that there are cases of Ebola in Nigeria just to generate traffic to her website.We will need your powerhouse to help us tackle this rumour. In order to prevent what happened during the Ebola outbreak where people were told to drink salt water and some ended up losing their lives, we are doing this to let you know ahead of this rumor and to also tell your friends and neighbours. The rumour is false; there is no known case of Ebola in Nigeria.”
You may recall that Nigeria was declared Ebola free on October 20, 2014.
Thank God! I was SCAREDDDDD!