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Ben Carson US presidential candidate to visit Nigeria

He made the disclosure on Monday, December 7, 2015, during an interview with conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt.

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US presidential candidate, Dr Ben Carson has announced that he will visit Nigeria later this month.

He made the disclosure on Monday, December 7, 2015, during an interview with conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt.

The renowned neurosurgeon will also visit Kenya and Zambia during the trip which will begin on December 27.

“To Nigeria, I want to get an idea from the people what the effects of Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, to see what the economic situation is there, and also there’s a medical school there named after me, which I want to visit,” Carson said.

“And [I will visit] Zambia, because the twins, the Banda twins are there. We separated them. They were joined at the top of the head facing in opposite directions almost 18 years ago, and this is the year they graduate from high school,” he added.

“My ancestors are from the Kenya-Tanzania region, the Turkana tribe,” he said explaining why he would visit Kenya.

Carson shot to limelight in 1997 when he performed a 22-hour surgery to separate 11-month old twins, Joseph and Luka Banda.

The School of Medicine at Babcock University is named after Carson.

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