A coronavirus patient has escaped from the Benue state isolation centre. The state government raised the alarm today and said a search party has been alarmed to begin their search for the patient.
The patient identified as Masefan Ayilaga is said to be a yam trader from Jootar, who recently returned from Kano State. Ayilaga who contracted the virus during one of his business trips to Kano, disappeared from the isolation center before his test result came back positive. Residents of the state who have been in contact with him, have also been advised to come forward for testing.