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Stella Adadevoh Buhari pays tribute to late doctor who stopped Ebola spread in Nigeria

A Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, had entered Nigeria knowing he had contracted Ebola. Shortly after his arrival, he fell ill and was quarantined under the care of the late Adadevoh.

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Two years after Dr Stella Adadevoh, who treated the first Ebola case in Nigeria, passed, President Muhammadu Buhari and many Nigerians paid tribute to the courageous woman.

Adadevoh had stopped Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, who arrived Nigeria knowing he had contracted Ebola, from escaping from the hospital where he was quarantined.

Dr Adadevoh's heroic decision was believed to have saved the country from experiencing a wide outbreak of the deadly virus.

Nigerians, including the President, took to twitter on Friday, August 19, to salute her doggedness and sacrifice.

See some of the tweets below:





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