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Ebola: Liberia Apologizes to Nigeria




Yesterday, BN brought you the news that Liberian Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer,  who died in Nigeria was reportedly aware that he had the disease before entering the country.

Sawyer is said to have been under surveillance by Liberian health authorities but escaped quarantine. 

According to reports, the Liberian government has apologised to Nigeria for bringing the disease into the country.

“The Liberian President has personally called to apologise on the unfortunate development…she equally apologised that Sawyer ignored medical advice and escaped out of Liberia,” said Liberian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeem Mohammed.

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  1. ned

    August 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    A bit too late for that now me thinks…

    • don shannon

      August 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      @ Ned. Give us a break, Who are you, or for this instances any other African to not be forgiven for something that is only the fault of a lone individual. Its not like Liberian declare biological warfare on Nigerian. Why dont you just crawl back in your hut and keep your mouth closed. The days of tribal warfare are over and we dont need you or any other African, wheather they live on the continent or in the west stirring up trouble

    • don shannon

      August 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      You know this disease reaks havoc on the body, you don’t know if Patrick Sawyer was in his right frame of mind when he left the confinement of being quarantined. Imagine yourself in this situation, the pain and agony one must go through, The pain one must go throught could turn a person that has good morals and who is diciplined into one that is practically insane. We as African people must stop thinking with a prehistoric mindset and be more understanding of each other. This is more than likely why, regardless where we are in the world, we go through the most strife and hardship due to our ignorance, selfishness and lack of understanding. It time to cleanup our act and stop the clown act just to gain attention and a hand clap……..Lastly, you know others will not forever run to the aid of African people whenever we place ourselve in these situations. It going to come a time when soon the world will grow tired of us and we will see then how many smart remarks and laughs and giggles run from ones mouth….. Time to wake up people.

  2. virginus

    August 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Nigerian have accept the forgiveness.

    • GIDI

      August 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Virginus o gini kwa? Y kwanu??

  3. Peter

    August 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Virginus what are you writing?

    • Fatimah

      August 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm


  4. ay

    August 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    “Yesterday, BN brought you the news that…” Pls why is there no link to the yesterday’s news ????

    • Dee one

      August 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      You see that red highlighted part of the sentence….well that’s the link right there.

  5. Eyitayo

    August 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    that man was definitely a medical terrorist *sadface*

  6. chile poda

    August 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    That nigg* should rot in hell!!!

  7. ngluv

    August 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    yeah.. good.. but Nigeria should have had better quality control of the borders when they heard about the Ebola outbreak a few months ago in neighboring countries..

    • TA

      August 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Am not a fan of the Nigerian govt but let’s move on from this ‘but the Nigerian govt should have,but the Nigerian govt should have… did the UK and US authorities not also hear about the Ebola outbreak? But they were not checking UNTIL Patrick Sawyer brought it into Nigeria! He could have easily taken it to his home in the US. Yes the almighty USA! We have an unprecedented case of the virus arriving on a plane, so other nations quickly took cue only because it already happened in Nigeria. Pls let’s move on to 2nd base –>how do we combat this deadly virus?

  8. hmm

    August 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    We shoulda been prepared

  9. CHY

    August 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    its already here, we should do what we can to curtail it. thanks for apologizing, i have been expecting that.

  10. Libgirl

    August 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    @ngluv, it wasn’t the border, he boarded a plane. I do agree with you though. Myself and a lot of Liberians I know are extremely mad at the government for being so laxed about this whole Ebola situation. Since the first outbreak in Guinea, and the first case of the woman, I think that came across into Liberia(Feb or March), they should’ve taken preventive measures. Now, several months and over 200 deaths later, they’re calling for a state of emergency. What kind of nonsense is that? I will never understand the mentality of some of these African leaders.

  11. Bennie Errick

    August 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    A little too late I think the harm has already been done.How did a sick man escape quarantine??? Anyway, how to curtail it’s spread is what is needed now not unnecessary rumours and panic! Please let’s all be careful as you can’t be too sure God help us all

  12. shannaro

    August 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I think this guy was already over the edge otherwise this makes no sense.
    Anyway what’s done is done nigeria should have been preventive enough.

  13. Jhennique

    August 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    See Face!!! Mtcheww

  14. Wale

    August 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    He probably bribed his way out of quarantine and was trying to catch a flight from Nigeria to Minnesota since he had better chance of survival in the Usa. All direct flights to the US from Liberia had been stopped. But he was very foolish for not knowing that he would have infected even more people on any flights. Imagine if he had caught the united airlines 12hr to TX. Everybody would have been woozing EBOLA by the time it landed in Houston. Officially, Patrick Sawyer is the stupidest,most foolish man in the history of the world. And NO I do not feel sorry for him for dying. He really should rot in HELL. His ashes should be reinfected with Ebola.

  15. deb by

    August 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    After Nigerians have contacted the disease.

  16. Cici

    August 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Since Ebola is now in Nigeria I will advice “all and sundry” especially the party goers to avoid crowded areas , where there is a high chance of rubbing against another person, or someone mistakenly sneezing or coughing into your face or even mouth as you open it to speak in public. This is not only for Nigerian alone but for all wherever you may be. Like Mr Sawyer above you may never know who have escaped quarantine and boarded a flight. They never tell you until it is too late. So take care of yourself and family and avoid the crowds.’
    /The wise one….

  17. Amh

    August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    He should rot in hell. Wicked evil soul.

  18. Lindsey

    August 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    God don’t like ugly and this man here is ugly

  19. NNENNE

    August 9, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Lots of lessons to be learned. I hope Nigeria will not forget this experience.
    The West is developed because they always learn from their experiences.

  20. sestor

    August 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Ebola is another sign that there will be no peace at end times (rev 6:8) .the only cure is a life in jesus christ our lord

  21. Khaleesi

    August 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm


  22. David

    August 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Hey all is forgiven! Now let’s all get back to our lives.
    thank you.

  23. David

    August 10, 2014 at 2:22 am

    We need to take responsibility for not having a thorough checkup at our borders.

  24. Ify

    August 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Thank god cos I’m tired of cnn n the USA only talking about nigeria only whereas Liberia n Sierra Leone brought the disease to nigeria nobody is saying anything about it

  25. mimi

    August 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Patrick Sawyer”s action was sheer act of wickedness. And I suspect that it is deliberate. How come the ebola epidemic suddenly became very popular and on the lips of every top nation in the world as soon as it found its way into Nigeria? All the while the disease was spreading in Guinea and Liberia, we barely heard much about it.. That man was sent on a mission to ruin Nigeria, and I just hope he rots in hell!

  26. Julie

    August 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Itz well…..only Jesus has d solution

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