Boko Haram takes over Gwoza, new Emir’s whereabouts unknown

Newsday 24/7

One of the largest towns in Borno state, Gwoza, is now totally under the control of the extremist Boko
Haram sect, residents and a security official have said.

Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen, dressed in military uniforms, in the wee hours of Wednesday invaded the rocky border town while riding on
different types of armoured vehicles and trucks, residents said.

They initially attempted an attack on the town on Tuesday but were said to have been repelled. But
on Wednesday, at about 4:00 a.m., the insurgents mobilised and launched a major offensive.

Witnesses who telephoned journalists from Gwoza
said the gunmen first dislodged soldiers guarding the town, took over some of their arms before
attacking fleeing residents.

As usual, members of the Gwoza community had to turn to the rocky mountains for refuge.
A resident of Gwoza who spoke to journalists from his mountainous hideout, using weak signals from
Cameroon’s…

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Trails Nigerians to Chad, Kills Six

Silent War Journal

Source: Daily Trust

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect Monday crossed over to a village in Chad and killed six Nigerians who were taking refuge there.

Sources said the insurgents stormed Dubuwa village in Chad from Kirenowa, a border town in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

About two weeks ago, the Boko Haram assailants attacked Kirenowa, killed some residents and burnt public and private houses, a development which forced the locals to seek refuge in Chad.

Mohammed Yusuf, a farmer from Kirenowa told our correspondent in Maiduguri yesterday that the insurgents pursued the fleeing residents to Dubuwa and killed six.

“After the attack on our village two weeks ago, many crossed over to Chad, some to Cameroon and many others to other places in northern Borno. Sadly, the attackers pursued those in Kirenowa and succeeded in killing six people,” Yusuf said.

Some security sources…

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Ebola killed 45 people in just three days: Death toll hits 932 as doctors struggle to stop virus’s spread

National Post | News

A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world’s most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries.

Forty-five people died of the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone between Saturday and Monday.

The growing number of cases in Lagos, a megacity of some 21 million people, comes as authorities acknowledge they did not treat Patrick Sawyer as an Ebola patient and isolate him for the first 24 hours after his arrival in Nigeria last month. Sawyer, a 40-year-old American of Liberian descent with a wife and three young daughters in Minnesota, was traveling on a business flight to Nigeria when he fell ill.

The death of the unidentified nurse marks the second Ebola death in Nigeria, and this worries health experts as…

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Ebola: [New] Updated Charts

Mens et Manus

Last Update: 03 August 2014 [Charts]
Current Update:
06 August 2014 [Data Source]
cfr_8.6lcr_8.6cumulative_bycountry_8.6cumulative_all_8.6new_bycountry_8.6new_all_8.6 Historical Data Sources:

[1] World Health Organization. Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Zaire, 1976. Report of an International Convention. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 1978;56(2):271-293.
[2] World Health Organization. Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Sudan, 1976. Report of a WHO/International Study Team. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 1978;56(2):247-270.
[3] Heymann DL, Weisfeld JS, Webb PA, et al. Ebola hemorrhagic fever: Tandala, Zaire, 1977-1978. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1980;142(3):372-376.
[4] Baron RC, McCormick JB, and Zubeir OA. Ebola virus disease in southern Sudan: hospital dissemination and intrafamilial spread. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 1983;61(6):997-1003.
[5] Georges AJ, Leroy EM, Renaud AA, et al. Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Gabon, 1994-1997: epidemiologic and health control issues. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1999;179:S65-75.
[6] Le Guenno B, Formenty P, Wyers M, et al. Isolation and partial…

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Patrick Sawyer, Conspiracies Arising

Fulan's SITREP

6th/7th August 2014

Florence Israel wrote:
Ebola In Nigeria: Patrick Sawyer’s Mission Accomplished? A doctor and a nurse dead by Ebola, seven people confirmed to go by Ebola,
Hospital matron already showing symptoms of Ebola.

What was the Liberian’s
mission if not to bring this disaster to Nigeria.
Why did he refuse to be
screened for ebola at the airport to the extent of fighting medical personnel even when confirmed ill, if not to achieve his aim? And if we are to go by several eyewitness accounts why would he intentionally throw
his body fluid at nurses caring for him if not to spread the infection? Yet he came on a diplomatic mission. Is this not enough to severe diplomatic ties with Liberia?

MY TAKE

There are so many questions that remain unanswered about what transpired on the day Patrick Sawyer landed in Lagos. His behaviour at the airport has…

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Liberia Closes Borders as 3rd American is Infected with Ebola

andrewemett

Originally published on July 31, 2014, at NationofChange.org

In a desperate attempt to reduce the spread of Ebola, Liberia has closed its borders, declared public gatherings illegal, and placed entire communities under quarantine. While the death toll escalates across West Africa, an increasing number of medical workers have also contracted the highly contagious virus including 2 Americans. A third American died of the disease in Nigeria last week.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed all but 3 of her country’s borders to halt the outbreak from spreading to other countries. Border crossings into Guinea and Sierra Leone remain open. The first reports of the West Africa Ebola outbreak appeared in Guinea back in February before spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Guinea’s neighbor, Senegal immediately closed its land border to protect its people from the contagion.

Public gatherings, such as marches or protests, have been restricted in Liberia for…

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Nurse died of Ebola in Lagos

Info Africa

The Federal Government of Nigeria declared on Wednesday
that a nurse, who was one of the medical
personnel that attended to the late Liberian-
American, Patrick Sawyer, has died of the
disease. Sawyer died of Ebola virus in a Lagos private
hospital penultimate Friday.

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu,
who stated this at a news conference in
Abuja, also confirmed that five other medical
practitioners, who participated in the
treatment, were already infected with the
virus. He said, “Nigeria has now recorded seven
confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease. “The first one was the index case, which is
the imported case from Liberia of which the
victim is now late. “Yesterday, August 5, 2014, the first known
Nigerian to die of the EVD was recorded and
this was one of the nurses that attended to
the Liberian. “The other five cases are currently being
treated at the Isolation Ward…

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