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Reps Demand Benue ‘Honourable’ Member Be Quarantined For ‘Strange Disease’

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Benue is located in Nigeria’s north-central sub-region/File Photo

Some House of Representatives members on Thursday insisted that the member representing Obi Federal Constituency in Benue State, Hon. Samson Okwu, be quarantined for possible infection from a “strange disease” ravaging Oye-Obi area of the state.

Okwu had moved a motion on the need for the Federal Government to investigate the looming outbreak of a deadly disease in the area, which had reportedly killed 36 people.

But after the lawmaker moved the motion, James Faleke (APC, Lagos) moved a point of order on personal explanation.

He informed the House that there was need to quarantine Okwu, pending the determination of the cause and nature of the disease to prevent its spread.

Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu supported the call for the lawmaker to quarantined, but Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase, who presided over plenary, cautioned his colleagues against hasty decision on the matter.

The House urged the Federal Government to investigate the cause of the disease.

The lawmakers noted that unless urgent steps were taken, the disease might spread to other parts of the country.

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