Fear of violence slows polio immunization drive in Kano

BELGA PHOTO BRUNO ARNOLD

Fear of violence slows polio immunization drive in Kano


KANO, 22 October 2013 (IRIN) - Fear and secrecy have cloaked the roll-out of a polio campaign currently underway in northern Nigeria. Vaccinators are concealing their identities, hiding vaccinations under their veils and visiting some areas only with undercover armed guards, following the February murder by Boko Haram of nine polio workers in the northern city of Kano.

“The [polio] campaign is done under an atmosphere of fear and secrecy, with vaccinators hiding their identity and moving arou...


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