Yari God is punishing Nigerians with Meningitis - Zamfara Gov says

The governor also said that God had always sent strange illnesses which had no cure to torment the people for turning their back on Him.

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Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor play

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has blamed the outbreak of type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis on the sinful activities of Nigerians.

In a report by Vanguard Newspaper, Yari made this known while speaking with the State House Correspondents at the presidential Villa in Abuja after a private meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

The governor also said that God had always sent strange illnesses which had no cure to torment the people for turning their back on Him.

Yari said: “What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the type A virus.

"The World Health Organization, WHO, has carried out vaccinations against this type A virus not just in Zamfara, but many other states.

“However, because people refused to stop their nefarious activities, God now decided to send Type C virus, which has no vaccination.

“People have turned away from God and he has promised that ‘if you do anyhow, you see anyhow’ that is just the cause of this outbreak as far as I am concerned.

Nigeria lies in the so-called "meningitis belt" of sub-Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east, where outbreaks of the disease are a regular occurence play

Nigeria lies in the so-called "meningitis belt" of sub-Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east, where outbreaks of the disease are a regular occurence

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“There is no way fornication will be so rampant and God will not send a disease that cannot be cured,” he said.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum also said “Leaders are doing their best by enlightening the populace and working assiduously for the good of all. Your major assignment as a leader is to convey the message; you cannot go from house to House and arrest offenders for instance.”

There are reports that over 200 persons had dead while several others are receiving treatment at various hospitals and clinics.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Medical Association, Zamfara state chapter has accused the state government of not being proactive despite some warning though Gov Yari claimed otherwise.

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