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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Benue suspends eating of rats due to Lassa fever

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa has asked its people to suspend eating rats for now in order to curtail the spread of Lassa Fever in the State.
He made the plea because rat is a popular delicacy among the people of the state and because the state has recorded a case of the fever.

184 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Na wa o, wahala dey everywhere.... stubborn people won't listen.

Posh mum said...

Yeah right

anita gold said...

Eat rat?

Chai!

osondu arinze said...

choi! People still dey eat rat? Seriously









UWA NACHO IKPU

anita gold said...

Eat rat?

Chai!

Pesin Pikin said...

They had better desist for now pls, don't want this pandemic to grow in circulation

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lol they should continue
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Kingsley Agulonye said...

EYAAH! TIV PEOPLE.CAN U SURVIVE WITHOUT RATS?

Mmachi Ann said...

OK... so they used to eat the rat before

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

U mean they eat rat?
What a world ↔Nwa_Nsukka

sarah ij said...

People will die before the lassa fever comes sef...they can't do without rat

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

So ndi Benue enue na eri oke

Akachi chidi said...

Lol...rat meat on suspension...Believe

Ivy Godspower said...

Kinda funny



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Babylawyer. said...

No na. How can u people stop. Pls eat some more.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Na wa o,,dis is getting serious










LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

benjamin sylva said...

I wonder where cow, goats and chickens went to.

Starttells CEO said...

this is serious, Meanwhile Prof Osibanjo has startted fasting

Anonymous said...

FOR WETIN? CAN U TELL A FISH NOT TO SWIM? WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF POUNDED YAM WITHOUT UHUGU IN THE SOUP.

TAAAAAA, N LIE

Starttells CEO said...

this is serious, Meanwhile Prof Osibanjo has startted fasting

benneth Enwerem said...

O boy ye....so rat na better food....
#sips orijin#

esther owem said...

Nawa oo. imagine eating a deadlypest,God help them

efere erere said...

Shwooo. Dy eat rats?hmmmmm!! Oghene

jojostical said...

Wow, rat I never had.one man's food is another man's poison

Olivia Ngene said...

Chineke! So they'v been eating rat since? Hiaaaan, that thing na meat??? Or is it bush rat? Is there anything like that? This sounds so strange to me, haven't heard my entire life that ppl do eat rats o....


















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#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


Oluchi Asomugha said...

Chai! My Benue people... was served the rat delicacy during NYSC days... and to think that thing is sooooo expensive

don snipes said...

So una no c any other meat to eat again na rat. Rubbish

freeborn zinalima said...

Nice and good one imbecilic governor.
No wonder that benue people behave as walking because of consumption of rat hmmmmmm now i know too well that no smoke without fight.
























#sad indeed

David Daudu said...

Its too early in the year for all this Lassa fever commotion . Lord help us

*the Naija photographer*

freeborn zinalima said...

Nice and good one imbecilic governor.
No wonder that benue people behave as walking because of consumption of rat hmmmmmm now i know too well that no smoke without fight.
























#sad indeed

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freeborn zinalima said...

Nice and good one imbecilic governor.
No wonder that benue people behave as walking because of consumption of rat hmmmmmm now i know too well that no smoke without fight.
























#sad indeed

Ucheagwu Sylvester said...

Seriously?...they eat rats??...Tf!...I mean bush meat is ok...buy Rats??.....Tats just wrong!.............ts all good






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#WeirdRatEaters

dmj said...

Very funny....he should do better than ask o....that's their cheapest source of protein and majority of the inhabitants will not get this message

Ucheagwu Sylvester said...

Seriously?...they eat rats??...Tf!...I mean bush meat is ok...buy Rats??.....Tats just wrong!.............ts all good






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#WeirdRatEaters

GRACE CHISOM said...

Rat iyama hw can dey eat rat so irritating

princess Stella said...

You mean they eat rats. Jeeez!

Ocheje Douglas Oyife said...

Hmmm... Rat disaster, Oluwa help us.

@High Tower

princess Stella said...

You mean they eat rats. Jeeez!

Unique Treasure said...

lolz... ebola don go nah lassa fever we go hear

















#she'sunique#

Wilheminna Moses said...

Mbanu! Why? Ribenu oke nu! Nutin go do una

HECTOR EKITI said...

Ooya now......... Let's go Linda

Uzodave Startech said...

We're they eating domestic rat or bush rat. #IRepLIB

swt b said...

Jesu! so dem da eat rat b4?Jesu christy

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Forget it!

Those dat wil stil eat it wil stil eat it. After all we die only once.

samson adele said...

Rat! Can u imagine!!!

Native Doctor said...

Hehei! Rat is one of their delicacy? I didn't know oo!
They should avoid it for now, at least till the epidemic has been successfully wiped out.
May God help us.



Sincerely speaking the mind of Amadioha

Starboy Wizkeed said...

Nawa o, so ppl eat rats sef?




#LibGotMeUpAllNight

Anonymous said...

Yuk. Rat????? OMG!!!!

Lanzo M said...

Hahaha so rat na "national" meat for Benue state. No be small thing o

Mr_SouL BizPromoter/2B08726B said...

Some will still eat codedly

kunta said...

So Benue people eat rats...only God knows how many rats 2face has eaten in his life

Jenny Duby said...

Hmmmm rat kwa ... Nawa o����

kunta said...

So Benue people eat rats...only God knows how many rats 2face has eaten in his life

Julie- babe said...

Bush rat i guess, hmm! I have never eaten such before and never will i because i hate rat especially house rat

augustine muta said...

rat or rabbit? do people eat rats?

Odibe Blessing said...

Chim oooo!!!!!so dis benue ppl do eat rats,I don die chaiii #feellikevomiting pls smone shld tell me it's bush meat dey do eat not rat abeg.

Anonymous said...

Are these benue pple descendants of the Chinese? Who the hell eats dirty rats ? What else do they eat

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

They should stop for now cos their life is more precious dan rat or death

QUI OO. said...

WILL HE FOLLOW THEM TO THEIR HOUSES? THEY WILL CONTINUE TO EAT IT WHEN THEY DO NOT SEE MONEY TO BUY MEAT,FISH ETC.

Anonymous said...

Yes Yoruba eat rats too. It's called oke te !

olori said...

They eat rat in benue state??? Ewwwwwwwwwww!

Emjay Baba said...

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Dominic Okeke said...

Blaady heell!!!

oluwatoyin ayodele said...

Benue eat rats?





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okunlola seun said...

Rat? Really???

PN Portal said...

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Edem victor said...

Chai...


OKORO UPGRADED

one of Linda's bridesmaids said...

oga next week should try and start paying workers in his state at least that will make them afford beef from the market

chinelo okafor said...

Okakwalu unu mma.


Longer troths! u people can start eating lizards for all I care.

Damolia De Best said...

OMG so some pple dey way dey chop Rat ? Out of all d bush meat way dey dz world na Rat dey prefer? Oh No Not dz moring *Vomit*
























*dEw*

damilola mumuni said...

Are they snakes?

Anonymous said...

Suspend? Suspend or CANCEL & STOP WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT!!! WTF

Fatty alkali. said...

Better.

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu my ppl o. Its d Tivs that eats rat not my ppl#The Idomas#

Anonymous said...

Jeeeeeezzzzz.... Benue people eat rat????? ROFTL.... MY BENUE FRIEND IS IN TROUBLE TODAY...I go yab am die



Chinese master

exquisito said...

Lol. They eat rats?! They don't need be told its a dirty thing. I pray we overcome this lassa fever thingy.#NextPls

Anonymous said...

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Who the fuvk eats rat?how disgusting! Out of numerous animals

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

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Anonymous said...

Is it only rat, it should be all rodent.


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praizpaulinus said...

Jeez.. So they use to eat rats.. So disgusting

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

So dem dey chop rat b4...

Donjazzycrush said...

pawwuuu! plz am eating





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Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmmm! Ok nah.#LindaNgwanu#

Iphie Abraham said...

Like seriously, them been dey chop rat? Huuuuuughhh,disgusting










LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Anonymous said...

Omo,I need start catching all these big fat rats in surulere and export to benue.

ahabike daniel said...

So becos Lassa fever bah still disgustin #myopinion

Linda jot

kelly wester said...

Rat a popular delicacy in benue. Lol

Neji Takon said...

Hahahahahhaha. Benue people no go wan hear o,cos d rate those people like rat even if u put rat poison for d rats them go still chop am.
CHANGE MUST BEGIN WITH U

Mayberry said...

If no b craze dey worry people of all d types of meat we ve,na rat Una decide to dey eat. Na lassa fever u na don get frm eating rat ok na,more decease's coming as na rat b Una choice of meant. He goats.....

Edobabe#replinda#

Neji Takon said...

Hahahahahhaha. Benue people no go wan hear o,cos d rate those people like rat even if u put rat poison for d rats them go still chop am.
CHANGE MUST BEGIN WITH U

Ichebi Christian said...

Lol
People do eat rat?
Chai

Nkemy said...

Mba! Make una continue of all meat

uche ekwulugo said...

Hia so dis people dey chop OKE ! dis na him we dey call ORI AJA "



AJ MAIN BOY...

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

if I hear. you want people to suspend better meat that our forefather have consumed for years without any effect. nothing will happen if u boil it very well. that lassa fever will evaporate.
Prophet Baal say so.

BelieveAll said...

SO they eats rat?


Read how i meet Him here, he has being so good to me

ike manuel said...

Benue people shaa.... #smh for them. So they used to eat that dirty, ugly thing?! Wtf?!



Long Live LIB!

BelieveAll said...

Every day we will hear new name of sickness.



Read how i meet Him here, he has being so good to me

Juliet Iwuno said...

Why suspend it, dey should continue. No be person go tell them. Linda take note!

VIBEbrown consulting said...

Imagine a state called food basket of the nation eating RAT, wat else do they eat cat or bat?

Anjorin Aderonke said...

lol eating of rats ke heheheh anyway, since it's for there own gud, dey shld jst heed to instructions

tosisochukwu said...

Rat hmmmmmm! Him know the shame to even talk am?









































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

mycheezee.blogspot.com said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Are u for real??? Ewwwwwwwww...

vinna saviour said...

Like seriously were they eating rat before?

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

So you eat rat in benue state, good business ideal, I we supply rat when the fever is over,

Alpacino D said...

this is for those addicted with rat eating, demolition and massacre! They will choose death dan stay wit out capussinono de Latata!

ZeeY said...

Can't believe some ppl even eat rats chai!!!

fabian eze said...

jeeez...Who on earth eats rat??


#XENO-FABIAN

mark okoli said...

What sort of people eat rats? Disgusting

Nenyechi said...

Eww

toni fresh said...

Eating of rats???
In toyin aimakun's voice *who does vhiz*

Toni'Fresh West

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Hey! lollesst! Lindodo you don come again oh! Rats or Bush meats? But wait oh, this could be serious oh. If there are people who eat Dog meat, Snake meat, Frog meat and Monkey meat, (forget their real names for now), should I be surprised at those eating rat meat? Baba, I hope you never tasted that too?

Olaaliu said...

I hope they abide

MAYBUMS123 said...

BLOOD JESUS !!!!! RAT ?

Fisayo Popoola said...

Seriously! What kind of people eat rat! They should continue o. Lassa never kill them.

optimisticlady said...

You mean Benue people eat rats?

Na wa o.

OSINANL said...

Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzz... Na waoh, so some individuals eat rats?

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Yuuurrrkkkkkkkk...so benue pple actually eat rat...oh no and I have been kissing there girls.....haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

















~Make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Anonymous said...

I had no idea people eat rat.

sandra williams said...

Why will somebody be eating rat first of all?

alizor rita said...

Rats?? As in dey eat rats in benue?? Na wa ooo
Sounds disgusting. 2 me sha

SHORTEST DUDE said...

What do they not eat on that Benue sef?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh! Dey ve been eating rats? Ewwwwww...


...merited happiness

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Rat? Benue state you people are wonderful so rats would be an essential commodity there, pls Lassa Fever carry yourself and go so some biz minded people can go and do supply of rats that are wasting everywhere.

Ghanaman said...

Rats ke? Hmmmn! No wonder many of suck rats keep migrating to the south here! One man's meat is another's....???

*Ghanaman signing out*

Gbemy Ajayi said...

Eating rat???? This is disgusting. They should please suspend eating rat for now or they should all go into 3month fasting if needs be.

Chizy Raky said...

Wait a minute...Benue people bin dey chop rat??? Yeeeee Olorun!!!!!!

-LIB PIKIN-

Ogenah Boris said...

So they eat rat? Kai. Nawa ooh.

damba israel said...

Lolll bad market for rat eaters




My view not urs!!!!

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

MAY GOD HELP THEM, AMEN

joshua james said...

Do benue eat rat..linda observe carefully..

Apologist Azolike Nonso Afamefuna said...

Once properly washed, cooked and done, I don't think the issue of Lassa would still come up there. Yes I love eating rats

Celina Onyejelem said...

Very funny...... Original delicacy.....

Celina Onyejelem said...

Hahaha... Original delicacy

benueguy said...

Its necessary

Celina Onyejelem said...

Hahaha original delicacy

7F098C19 said...

So on a normal they eat rat. Dirty people but they love sex so much. Lol. Engr Emy

Andy Ebhomhan said...

They should send them to me, it's one of my favourite bush meat

eunymz said...

Lol...better for them ooo

MZ EUEU

Ladi Michael said...

Sam should have specified it jare. 'TiV people shld stop eating of rats due to lassa fever' cos na only TiV pple dey eaat rat 4 benue state oh!

Miss Ferragamo said...

Lol...why do I find this funny?

ROYAL CHATTER said...

WAT KINDS OF RAT DO THEY EAT? YUCK!.... I THINK LINDA IS PARTIAL!

Vincent Okechukwu said...

Are u foorrrr reeeeeeaaaaal?. Those guys eat rat?.

Anonymous said...

Benue people are very dirty, lazy and their men are thieves and their women are ashewo. Never employ or do business with a benue person. U will regret it

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice idea.


#FINEST

Anonymous said...

These are the idiots bringing strange diseases to Nigeria. Pls, we are way too different people. This is why we should separate. Some people who have refused to educate themselves and ignorantly think and eat nonsense are so different from others. How can we all be in one country

Ogenah Boris said...

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Ogenah Boris said...

Please publish my comments

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal?..

Ayokunlewa Akinnawo said...

eeewwwwwww...

Abosede Ojuade said...

Eating rat. o ga oo

favour ezeh said...

So this state eat rats,take GOD I did not kiss that benue guy at the bd party oh.#Abi linda

Anonymous said...

I think your mother is an ashewo that is why u know who ashewos are...bastard.

Anonymous said...

Even in Nigeria people are this ignorant when it comes to food. It is not ordinary rat that you find in the house, this is a typical bush rat which is very tasty and a delicacy but for me eaten when its prepared as bush meat. Its in the rat family. Anyway the focus on people is more on the ray rather than us looking at making sure lassa fever does not infect our country further.

Anonymous said...

Rat bawo! Stinkin peoples

Anonymous said...

You are the problem with this country. How do you declare a whole Tribe as the things you say. Maybe you are a crap business man/woman. Maybe you're mad because you are these things yourself. Did you think about that? Useless human being

Eyinmosan Weyinmi said...

Well in my opinion, I don't really see any big deal in rat eating, after all people eat termites and other stuffs in the south. Even lizards and cockroaches are special delicacies to some people here. So no big issue in rat eating. But meanwhile the ppl of Benue should just refrain from the consumption of rodents for the now, considering the prevailing circumstances.

Eyinmosan Weyinmi said...

Well in my opinion, I don't really see any big deal in rat eating, after all people eat termites and other stuffs in the south. Even lizards and cockroaches are special delicacies to some people here. So no big issue in rat eating. But meanwhile the ppl of Benue should just refrain from the consumption of rodents for the now, considering the prevailing circumstances.

Sandyklem said...

Take note al ye rat eaters!!lmaoooooo..smh

esther owem said...

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Victor Emeka Isaac said...

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Omareen said...

Benue and rats...!
Looool

gift oluoma said...

Heeeeh so the are eating rat

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Chuckwu Chinyere said...

Dats the best meat ever,rats.i love benue state for dat

Vera Okeke said...

ndi benue una dey chop rat?????.....ewwwwww


MISSSVEE

godfrey ejeh said...

They eat bush rat.... No b all dis yeye house rat... Besides, it's quite expensive and scarce. Take note!

Angel Makiz said...

lord have mercy....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Emily James said...

See all these dirty people calling Benue people dirty.When you go to a village in Benue, even the farmers are clean, unlike all these tribes that use the same bucket to shower in cooking and sturvs, I will stop right here.

Danjerio said...

I think it is the bush rat locally call "rabbit" that they eat and not the house rat

Reign said...

Anyways. That ways how I felt about rabbit, until I tasted it. But ratty? Maybe for mills Euros perhaps

izy 2 nv said...

LOL RATS WILL BE CELEBRATING ON STREETS NOW. BENUE PPLE N RATS. CHOI

temitope faizat said...

Rat ke?

Brodly Benzion said...

PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND SOMETHING HERE..BENUE STATE IS COMPRISES OF 3 MAJOR LANGUAGES,TIV,IDOMA,IGEDE...TIVS ARE THE MAJORITY SO ANYTHING ABOUT BENUE STATE IS CENTERED ON TIVS THEY MARGINALIZED OTHER TRIBES,AND TO BE HONEST IS ONLY TIV'S THAT EAT RAT IN BENUE STATE OTHER TRIBES DONT..LINDA GET YOUR FACT RIGHT BEFORE YOUR ASS GET KICKED LOL LINDA POST MY COMMENT

Ken said...

Yas!!!, No more eating rats for now.
Oya, wey the cockroaches?

Cyril said...

So, dem fit sneak rat into ya food for dem restaurants or the soup wey you dey take eat dat gari, na rat give am flavor.
Poo, poo, poo, .................................

Anonymous said...

2baba,
Make you tell us say na lie. We dey wait you.

paparazi said...

sad and despicable

Ade Olasengbe said...

They can start eating cats instead

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Chinweze Christopher said...

Ok ooo rat eaters

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