Lassa fever has allegedly claimed the life of a medical doctor, Dr. Alfred Ejiofor Uzoigwe.
Details of his death are sketchy at the time of filing this report, however, it was gathered that Dr. Uzoigwe died on Friday April 15. His Facebook page says he lived in Abakaliki.
Friends, a former classmate as well as popular Twitter personality, Aproko doctor, confirmed the death of Uzoigwe, on social media.
“Goodbye, “Alfred Marshall”. You were a brilliant doctor, a fine gentleman – in and out, a classmate and a dear friend,” one Obinna Oke wrote.
“Starting from medical school you were among those who stood by me, and by every good cause. It is heartbreaking that your dreams were cut short on the line of giving it all for your patients. My heart is heavy because I was privy to your humble beginning, to the vicissitudes and to the lofty dreams now dashed. We’ll miss you, Dr Alfred Ejiofor Uzoigwe. May your gentle soul rest in peace brother. Amen”