MOSCOW, May 27. /TASS/. At least four US-controlled biological laboratories operate in Nigeria, where monkeypox came from, Russian Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection troops head Igor Kirillov stated Friday.
He pointed out that, according to the World Health Organization, the monkeypox pathogen strain was imported from Nigeria, where the US deployed its biological infrastructure.
"According to the available information, at least four US-controlled biolaboratories operate in Nigeria," Kirillov said.
According to Kirillov, in this regard, it is necessary to point out a "strange coincidence that requires additional inspection by specialists."
"According to European and US media, materials of 2021 Munich Security Conference (that is, amid the COVID-19 pandemic) mentioned practice of monkeypox countering scenario," NCB troops commander said.