Benue state government has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
The governor, Samuel Ortom, who made the confirmation to newsmen today March 28, said the index case is a lady, Susan Okpe, who recently returned from the UK. He said she is presently undergoing treatment.
Ortom said the name of the patient was revealed so that anyone who might have had any contact with her within the last two weeks, should show up for testing and isolation.
He implored the residents of the state not to stigmatise the patient, rather support her and anyone who may have had close contact with her.