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WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by dridowu: 1:50pm On Apr 19, 2015
*WHO scientists say not angry god behind strange deaths in Ode-Irele

Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

The “current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides”, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a Tweet.

“Tests done so far are negative for viral and bacterial infection,” he added.

The victims began showing symptoms early last week in what Ondo state spokesman Kayode Akinmade called a “mysterious disease”, prompting fears of a new infectious disease outbreak in a region ravaged by Ebola.

The victims, whose symptoms included headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, died within a day of falling ill in the town of Ode-Irele, in southwestern Ondo state.
The Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, told AFP Saturday that 23 people had been affected.

Akinmade said health officials and experts from the government and aid agencies, as well as WHO epidemiologists, had arrived in Ode-Irele to investigate the deaths.

The tests were carried out at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, the WHO said.
A high chief of the town had attributed the deaths to the anger of the god of Molokun.

High Chief Moses Enimade, next in command to Oba Cornelius Olanrewaju-Lebi, debunked the rumour that the deaths were caused by strange disease or Ebola virus.

No fewer than 20 youths reportedly died of severe headaches and blindness in the town recently.
Enimade contended that some stubborn youths broke into the inner room of Molokun Shrine on April 15.

“Molokun is a deity of the land, only the Chief Priest and High Chief Gboguron are qualified to enter the shrine.’’

The chief said the youths entered the shrine and made away with traditional items in a bid to acquire extra-ordinary powers and engage in money ritual.
“They were not qualified to enter the room (shrine). They had to face death penalty’’; he emphasised.
“Because these youths want to be rich at all costs, they entered the sacred place and made away with traditional items and 20 of them have died as a result of their desperate acts,

“We have to appease the gods or else many will still die and we have to bury them according to tradition. Their corpses belong to the gods and will be exhumed if buried by their families.’’



http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/04/19/who-blames-pesticide-for-mysterious-deaths-in-nigerian-town/

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by politricks: 2:01pm On Apr 19, 2015
My people perish for their lack of knowledge. I wonder what is the function of our so called universities.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by imbless: 2:02pm On Apr 19, 2015
That is what ignorance cause, instead of seeking medical help they believe some clueless religious superstition.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Nobody: 2:05pm On Apr 19, 2015
I knew there was no strange gods involved in their ignorance
Africans: No wonder we are so backward

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Sharon6(f): 2:15pm On Apr 19, 2015
Tell them. I keep wondering when we're going to grow up in this country Nigeria. The chief priest go don eat bellefull with all the things wey them gullible people bring for appropriation.

In other news: Say no to Xenophobia..... # Africa Unite.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by ayusco85(m): 2:15pm On Apr 19, 2015
dridowu:
*WHO scientists say not angry god behind strange deaths in Ode-Irele
Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
The “current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides”, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a Tweet.
“Tests done so far are negative for viral and bacterial infection,” he added.
The victims began showing symptoms early last week in what Ondo state spokesman Kayode Akinmade called a “mysterious disease”, prompting fears of a new infectious disease outbreak in a region ravaged by Ebola.
The victims, whose symptoms included headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, died within a day of falling ill in the town of Ode-Irele, in southwestern Ondo state.
The Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, told AFP Saturday that 23 people had been affected.
Akinmade said health officials and experts from the government and aid agencies, as well as WHO epidemiologists, had arrived in Ode-Irele to investigate the deaths.
The tests were carried out at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, the WHO said.
A high chief of the town had attributed the deaths to the anger of the god of Molokun.
High Chief Moses Enimade, next in command to Oba Cornelius Olanrewaju-Lebi, debunked the rumour that the deaths were caused by strange disease or Ebola virus.
No fewer than 20 youths reportedly died of severe headaches and blindness in the town recently.
Enimade contended that some stubborn youths broke into the inner room of Molokun Shrine on April 15.
“Molokun is a deity of the land, only the Chief Priest and High Chief Gboguron are qualified to enter the shrine.’’
The chief said the youths entered the shrine and made away with traditional items in a bid to acquire extra-ordinary powers and engage in money ritual.
“They were not qualified to enter the room (shrine). They had to face death penalty’’; he emphasised.
“Because these youths want to be rich at all costs, they entered the sacred place and made away with traditional items and 20 of them have died as a result of their desperate acts,
“We have to appease the gods or else many will still die and we have to bury them according to tradition. Their corpses belong to the gods and will be exhumed if buried by their families.’’
http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/04/19/who-blames-pesticide-for-mysterious-deaths-in-nigerian-town/
WHO should not piss off malokun o. else the death will visit them grin grin.


Africa and their beliefs

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Nobody: 2:15pm On Apr 19, 2015
Even the powerless gods must be feeling funky

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Kelklein(m): 2:15pm On Apr 19, 2015
Chief priests deceiving the locals since 430BC

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by bunmioguns(m): 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
undecided
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by jnrbayano(m): 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
High Chief Moses Enimade

The bearer of the above name should never be allowed to roam freely.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Cool631: 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Funjosh(m): 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
Let them apeased the gods and also carry out scientific research and orthodox medication. Let just do what ever we can to save the people that are dying.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by saxwizard(m): 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
undecided

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Nobody: 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
No no no! I'm pretty sure it's 'the gods'...-___-

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by VickyRotex(f): 2:16pm On Apr 19, 2015
Ignorance aye ooo sad angry

Maybe the gods chose to link the punishment to herbicides disease lipsrsealed undecided cheesy

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by mrvitalis(m): 2:17pm On Apr 19, 2015
superstition is the main reason africa is still backward .....always looking up to some one or something for miracle and explanation
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by joedejana(m): 2:17pm On Apr 19, 2015
Funny how some people are still living way back. SMH

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by adesegun121(m): 2:17pm On Apr 19, 2015
Ok
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Pavore9: 2:17pm On Apr 19, 2015
The African mind would sneer at this.
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Nobody: 2:18pm On Apr 19, 2015
Oya make una find cure sharp sharp
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by niceguy7(m): 2:18pm On Apr 19, 2015
Na wa oo
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by scofieldsimba(m): 2:18pm On Apr 19, 2015
the gods favors the brave
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Ayodejioak(m): 2:18pm On Apr 19, 2015
#in oakey's voice "this is serious"
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Bevista: 2:19pm On Apr 19, 2015
Hate the onyibos or like them, they are light years ahead of us.

Imagine only Africans leaving in a world of HIV, Ebola, Smallpox, Measles, Polio, Cancer, etc. We would still be running around 'praying' and appeasing some gods while the disease continues ravaging the people.

We lack the capacity to THINK, so we explain away every circumstance as Spiritual.

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by wiloy2k8(m): 2:19pm On Apr 19, 2015
nawa
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by onosprince(m): 2:19pm On Apr 19, 2015
I thought the cause was ondox grin

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Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by MarieSucre(f): 2:19pm On Apr 19, 2015
This Chief Moses should change his name.
Re: WHO Blames Pesticide For ‘mysterious Deaths’ In Nigerian Town by Nobody: 2:19pm On Apr 19, 2015
wake up Africa.

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