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29 Ebola Patients Flee Monrovia Clinic as Armed Men Invade

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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

On Saturday night, armed men raided a clinic were Ebola patients were being treated in Monrovia, Liberia, forcing 29 patients to flee.

Eyewitness, Rebecca Wesseh, told AFP that “they broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled.”

Residents in the area and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberia reportedly confirmed the incident. 

We will bring you additional updates as they are revealed.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/John Moore

35 Comments

  1. Ndubuisi

    August 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    This country is totally destroyed

  2. bake

    August 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Are these people okay or they are mentally retarded! who steals from innocent citizens that are sick? walahi this liberia needs to be upgraded… they are really backward and need help. African countries need to rise up and help Liberia

  3. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Continued evidence of the complete disregard for life which we seem to have in black Africa. So… You raid a clinic. Specifically one set up to treat Ebola-infected patients. Then one of you falls ill at a later stage. Or someone in your family contracts the disease. Where do you imagine the medical/humanitarian resources will spring from??

    Madness.

    • Kili

      August 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Real madness

  4. Chike

    August 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I have a weird feeling that there’s more to this story than we are been told. What if these looters actually stormed this clinic to rob them of their ebola medicines to treat infected relatives at home? Probably the official infected figures does not match the actual infected figures? Remember what Mrs Sawyer said brought her husband to Nigeria? Just maybe there’s more to what is in Liberia than we actually know. Its time for Nigeria through AU and Ecowas to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea stop this scourge before another of their citizens travels to Nigeria by land in the hope of getting a miracle from one of them churches here. We have managed the infections in Lagos admirably well. We can stop another infected person from travelling by providing their govt’s with aid money too.

    • HONESTY

      August 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Nicely said

    • nene

      August 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      or what if they simply want to spread this disease more than it has already spread. nigerians are running away from people, while liberians are stealing from ebola patients. hmmn

  5. xoxo

    August 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Never imagine a country could be messier than Nigeria. Haba!

  6. bamayi

    August 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    The height of illiteracy in LIBERIA. ====https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XasTcDsDfMg

  7. na wa o

    August 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Are these people cursed??? Oro Africa su mi men!!

    • viviana

      August 18, 2014 at 4:11 am

      I swear men!! I don tire

  8. Author Unknown

    August 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Liberia sounds more f*#ked than Nigeria. I hope no international media house carries that story. Meanwhile BN, Where Vs. Were.

  9. bake

    August 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    thumbs up chike that makes a lot of sense

  10. ao

    August 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Liberia and West Africa, it is time for drastic measures to contain this ebola situation; otherwise, Liberia will be the death of West Africa, if not the world. If care is not taken, ebola may be the bubonic plague of our time. Military assets need to be brought in to keep people in line while doctors do their best to manage the disease. Nigeria needs to ban travel to and from Liberia as should other African nations.

  11. Me2me

    August 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Exactly, Chike makes a lot of sense but, their government stated clearly that the will be treated their health workers first, which I feel it the sensible thing to do.

    I guess they don’t understand that the health workers risked their lives for their families. They just want their people better, but I wonder how they will administer the drugs

  12. chido

    August 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    These robbers.might have been there to kill the ebola patients to reduce the outbreak.but that is uncalled for

  13. @edDREAMZ

    August 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Liberia is doomed i swear…..
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    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  14. HONESTY

    August 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Hmm weird

  15. Amh

    August 18, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Any church that accept ebola patient should be shot down immediately. Enough of fake charlatan pastors stop de eiving people. Mtcheew. Its seems theres an evil wave blowing in Africa. Am afraid.

  16. Q-dee

    August 18, 2014 at 2:03 am

    This is just too much.. Hell in Liberia

  17. amor

    August 18, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Someone hired these fools to help spread this deadly virus cause is not spreading fast enough like they wanted it

  18. Ib

    August 18, 2014 at 3:09 am

    There is no smoke without fire. These robbers wont just risk their lives like that.

  19. viviana

    August 18, 2014 at 4:11 am

    I have no words, no words……I am not sure some africans are fully evolved from animals.

  20. yo

    August 18, 2014 at 4:28 am

    What if they were actually sent to kill all the patients? Coz why else should armed men raid up a hospital? :s

  21. Iris

    August 18, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I agree with Chike. Whether for selfless reasons or selfish ones, Nigeria should perhaps send funds to Liberia for medical supplies because this thing is not one country’s problem. As a continent we do not always have to turn to the West for help. We can help ourselves a little too.

  22. Dee

    August 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Wth??? This country is doomed & heading for more calamity. Like seriously??? I don’t think they belong to the Homo sapiens. Hmmm I thought Nigeria was messed up, but with this going on, they just bought their tickets to hell.

  23. Desert Rainbow

    August 18, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Some other reports say that stained beddings and mattresses were also carried away….now who would want to do that? A disease that is spread by contact with body fluids? I’m not one to easily go with conspiracy theories,but if this is what I think it is….Lord have mercy!

  24. chichi

    August 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

    May God have mercy on liberia. Hehehehehhehehehehehe dozens of pple are gona.be infected the more. Dis is wickedness of highest order. Buh there must a reason for dat. A smoke without fire

  25. Ruby

    August 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

    wow! Two things come to my mind
    1. They want to steal ZMAPP and give their oga at the top who is infested.
    2. If they stole infected bedding, it is possible they want to get the Ebola virus to use either as a bioweapon.
    Either way, the devil has gat nothing on these armed men.

  26. Omo1

    August 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Iv’es said it! Liberia wants to go go extinct! I think the war they fought back then has seriously affected their head. Now is the time for Nigeria to extra tighten border security.

  27. DORYbabe

    August 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

    God pls let these escaped ones not even plan, dream or think of coming to Nigeria for cures o, cos the one dt died at Igando gen hospital came for a cure from Liberia

  28. Zeal

    August 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Na wah o. Africans sha, our own must be foolishly different and difficult. SMH

  29. T.Girl

    August 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    ok, i dont think dis men went to get drugs for their relatives or something like dat because according to witnesses they took some things they shouldn’t have ordinarily so my thought is that, i think this people were paid to help spread the disease.
    1, They took beds wit blood stains
    2, they let the patients run away freely
    SO WHAT ARE WE SAYING?
    This men might not even be Liberians, simple cus they are black dosnt mean they are from that country. #JustSaying

  30. ella

    August 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Seriously praying it wasn’t boko haram……..that would mean???? I don’t even want to think about it. Whatever it is has failed. Jesus please take the wheel.

  31. Khaleesi

    August 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    teh armed men are animals

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