Nigeria nabs polio naysayers
[News24] Three Nigerian journalists have been tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
for inciting violence by saying on a radio show that polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
immunisations were an anti-Islam Western conspiracy, just days before health workers administering the vaccines were killed.
Gunmen on cycle of violences rubbed out the nine health workers in two separate attacks in Nigeria's main northern city of Kano on Friday.
Kano Police Chief Ibrahim Idris told Rooters on Monday three journalists from Wazobia FM had been tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
after they said on their show on Wednesday that immunisation against polio was anti-Islam and a Western conspiracy to cause infertility in women.
Some influential Mohammedan leaders in Kano openly oppose the vaccinations for the same reasons.
The killings could hamper efforts by global health organizations to clear Nigeria's mostly Mohammedan north of the virus that can cause irreversible paralysis within hours of infection.
Polio crippled thousands of people every year in rich nations until the 1950s. As a result of vaccination, it is now only endemic in three countries - Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistain.
According to the World Health Organisation, there were 121 new cases of polio in Nigeria last year, compared to 58 in Pakistain and 37 in Afghanistan.
In 2003, northern Nigeria's Mohammedan leaders opposed polio vaccinations, saying then they could cause infertility and Aids.
Their campaign against the treatments was blamed for a resurgence of the disease in parts of Nigeria and other African countries previously declared polio-free.
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