Nigeria has being compared to Sodom and Gomorrah and the crime now is illegal poking.

The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has said that the current outbreak of Type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis, is God's way of punishing Nigerians for fornicating.

According to the APC Governor whose State is the worst hit by the disease, God had always sent strange illnesses which have no cure to torment the people for turning their back on Him.

With 213 deaths, Zamfara has recorded the highest number of casualties across the federation.

Last week, Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosed that the vaccines for the new strand of the disease are not commercially available.

But Yari, who advised Nigerians to make their ways right, expressed optimism that the situation would be contained.

The governor said this at the presidential villa in Abuja after meeting President Muhammdu Buhari.

Yari said: “What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the type A virus. The World Health Organization, WHO, has carried out vaccinations against this type A virus not just in Zamfara, but many other states.

“However, because people refused to stop their nefarious activities, God now decided to send Type C virus, which has no vaccination.

“People have turned away from God and he has promised that ‘if you do anyhow, you see anyhow’ that is just the cause of this outbreak as far as I am concerned.

“There is no way fornication will be so rampant and God will not send a disease that cannot be cured.”