A Kaduna railway community today rejected decision by Kaduna state government to convert a school to an Ebola quarantine facility

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The community, popularly known as ‘Down Quarters’ close to the Kaduna Junction of Nigerian Railway said it needed development infrastructure and not Ebola that will affect and harm the community.

A young community member, Bayo Peter, who called the SaharaReporters office, announced that the community had held a protest against the decision to convert the school to an Ebola treatment center.

Bayo, in the telephone call, fumed that the government had neglected his area for many years and demanded that the government provide development infrastructure instead of an Ebola treatment center.

“We don’t have water, road and stable electricity and there is absolute insecurity. They did not remember us until Ebola outbreak so that we will all die”, Bayo said.

Bayo further added, “there are forests along Abuja and Zaria roads, they should take Ebola center there and not in our area. Railway station is a very busy and populated place, we don’t want it and this is our stand.”



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