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Ebola: Kano Airport Officials Send Back Corpse Flown in from Egypt



4 month old Ebola Victim

Yesterday night, aviation authorities sent back a corpse flown into the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport from Egypt.

The body was flown into the country via Egypt Air. However, officials did not allow the family of the deceased to collect the body.

The officials’ actions were in line with  the federal government’s order that banned the transportation of corpses within and outside the country.

Speaking on the issue, an airport official told Vanguard that:

“Though Egypt is not among the countries with the Ebola outbreak, it is better to take precautionary measures by not entertaining any exception in the movement of corpses in the country.

We plead with the family members who had turned up at the Airport to received his corpse to bear with us in the face of a big national question that requires the understanding of citizens to surmount.”


  1. jose

    August 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm


  2. @edDREAMZ

    August 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    This is pure rubbish, they should have send medical officials to verify if the cops is infected b4 taken up that kind of action…

    • oge

      August 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Na people like you dey spoil this country.

    • Onyx

      August 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      and then get contaminated in the process.?. If you research, dead bodies have the largest culpability in the spread of the virus. I do not mean to sound unfeeling or insensitive but now the Nigerian government has to protect the people who are living within… sad and trying times

    • beebee

      August 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

      i disagree

  3. Iris

    August 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It is difficult and painful but the family needs to ask Egyptian authorities to cremate the body. They can send the ashes back.

  4. Dee

    August 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Bless their hearts

  5. Julez

    August 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    sum call it rubbish I call it taking precaution. . We need to b very very careful

  6. Mummy in waiting....

    August 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    How does this make sense if it is not certified the victim died of Ebola….. So every death abroad us now Ebola? Naija always taking the easy way out that leaves no lasting legacy…

    • beebee

      August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

      yes we love ourselves that way. thanks for teh compliment

  7. Peter

    August 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Are there no official reports on what may have killed the person?

    • beebee

      August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

      we dont care

  8. yemisi

    August 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I think that is a good one, it is better to take precaution abeg

  9. chi-e-z

    August 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    This is just mean man can’t even be buried in his/her land after family spends at least $10,000(I know) to fly the body back. Like dying outside your land without family to say good bye is not hard enough then they can’t even see the corpse. Is it that hard to check for the virus I know the body is embalmed and all but sure there are other ways of checking other than blood and like everyone else said isn’t there an official report on cause of death.

    • beebee

      August 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

      let the dead be pls. watz the point risking medical pratitioners lifes in the process of checking. they wld have been exposed to the virus b4 they discover ebola killed him. we jus lik to make of big deal of nothing in this Nigeria. the guy is dead, why risk the lifes of the living even his family members. abeg

  10. nene

    August 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    good job

  11. hafsat Aminullah

    August 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    gud decission

  12. koseyan

    August 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    abeg abeg abeg ewo ni iranu?Back to sender joooo!!!Who gives a flying fuck where anyone is buried?instead make the ones way dey alive go make peace with their maker and allow d dead rest in piece,they are wasting money flying corpse up and down!
    dem no hear say we dey battle Ebola for this side way we wan contain?

  13. quex

    August 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Those of u complaining abt their action am sure u will still be the same ones abusing them if that corpse came into naija and something went wrong,so prevention is better than cure. Nigerians are finally taking a stand,thumbs up

  14. Tilly

    August 15, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Let us not be stupid,. Nigeria is currently dealing with Boko Haram Terrorism and America has sent troops to liberate girls who still cannot be found even with British and French intervention (by the way, none of these troops have left Nigeria since the Ebola outbreak). Upcoming 2015 elections which America has predicted will disintegrate/disabilities Nigeria. Chinese and even Australia offering to come and tackle Boko Haram! Now Ebola! Brought into the country by a reckless American/Liberian BIOHAZARD TERRORIST! Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see we must be vigilant! Oh! Lest I forget MONSANTO in the midst of this madness has signed a $500M deal to introduce GM crops to one of the most fertile countries in Africa! Yes, NIGERIA. To every nation and individual that is a detractor to the nation Nigeria, May your destruction and death be as swift as SAWYER’s. An much as it may not be possible for our government to fight every battle, we shall hold our peace and you can contend with the ‘I AM’ – YHVH

  15. Lorna

    August 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Abeg i no blame them one bit joor!
    As far as i’m concerned, its the right move. In the face of what is happening why dint they attach a certificate of clearance from Ebola? Our president passed an instruction to protect the people of this dear Nation from a virus currently without a confirmed cure but just trial drugs/vaccine!! so, the airport authorities did the right thing!

    Why won’t they obey the law of our land??????!! They did not screen it in Egypt, it’s Nigerian doctors that can abi? mcheeeew…

    If it’s US or Egypt now, you guys won’t be complaining… i don’t believe they would accept a corpse without Ebola clearance into their country. You guys are always quick to judge or find faults, at least, applaud this good move by GEJ. Even though i’m not exactly pleased with him, this is a good move.

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