The Nigerian Army has confirmed an earlier report that a senior military officer had tested positive for Coronavirus.
Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, confirmed the report, in Abuja, on Monday, while addressing journalists on the preparedness of armed forces on the Coronavirus pandemic.
Gen. Enenche said that an officer, who went for a course overseas, had tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Nigeria.
He maintained that the military would enforce the lockdown and restriction on movement in line with the Federal Government’s order in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory.
He said soldiers would be deployed across the states to ensure compliance.
Said he, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement in line with the directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this include the Presidential directive given on March 29, 2020.”
Speaking further, Gen. Enenche explained that the armed forces had prepared 17 isolation and treatment centres spread across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
He also stated that about 48 Disaster Response Units of the Armed Forces of Nigeria were on notice to move in conjunction with NEMA.
These units would handle operations other than medicals that may arise in the course of the operation.