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According to the Russian Defense Ministry, U.S.-controlled Biolabs are operating in the Nigerian cities of Abuja, Zaria and Lagos.
On Friday, Chief of Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force Igor Kirillov said Russia is calling on WHO leaders to investigate the activities of U.S.-funded laboratories in the three Nigerian cities.
"Against the background of numerous cases of U.S. violations of biosafety requirements and facts of negligent storage of pathogenic biomaterials, we call on the leadership of the World Health Organization to investigate the activities of U.S.-funded Nigerian laboratories in Abuja, Zaria, and Lagos and inform the world community about its results," the official said.
As per the WHO report, Kirillov said that the West African strain of the monkeypox pathogen came from Nigeria, the territory where the U.S. has also deployed its biological infrastructure.
"According to available information, there are at least four Washington-controlled biolaboratories operating in Nigeria," he said.
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