Kogi State Government Buries 130 unclaimed Corpses

The Government of Kogi State has announced that it will hold a mass burial for 130 unclaimed corpses.

A typical Nigerian cemetery.

The announcement was made public by Mrs Elizabeth Arokoyo, the General Manager, Kogi Sanitation and Waste Management Board.

Arokoyo, who was represented by the Acting Secretary of the board, Mr Ajayi Olufemi, said that the corpses were given mass burial at the Felele public cemetery on Saturday.

She said that the unclaimed corpses were that of victims of accidents, armed robbers and kidnappers deposited at FMC morgue for months without families or relations coming out to claim them.

According to her, the law permits the board to bury unclaimed corpses in a bid to ensure that the environment is safe for habitation.

She said the corpses deposited at the mortuary by the Police and Federal Road Safety Corps had stayed too long hence, the decision to bury them.


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