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Military Ready To Enforce COVID-19 Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Ogun – DHQ

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Main Basic John Enenche, briefing reporters in Abuja on March 30, 2020.


The Defence Headquarters says the army is able to implement the presidential order on the restriction of motion to curtail the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the nation.

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Main Basic John Enenche, introduced this on Monday whereas briefing reporters on the DHQ in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

This comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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In his Sunday broadcast, the President imposed a curfew on Lagos and Ogun States, in addition to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

He additionally highlighted a few of the measures put in place by the Federal Authorities to curtail the unfold of the illness and mitigate its impact on the Nigerian economic system.

Addressing reporters on the lockdown order, Enenche mentioned, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on motion, consistent with the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this consists of the presidential directive given by the President, Commander-In-Chief, throughout his tackle to the nation on the COVID 19 pandemic, on 29 March 2020.”

The foremost common confused the necessity for members of the general public to stick to the order aimed toward curbing the unfold of coronavirus.

He outlined the efforts of the army to help within the struggle in opposition to COVID-19, including that the one army officer who contracted the virus was already recovering on the isolation centre situated at College of Abuja Educating Hospital in Gwagwalada.

In response to Enenche, a committee headed by the Chief of Defence Coaching and Operations is in place interfacing with all related ministries, departments and businesses of the federal government managing the state of affairs.

He famous that various Armed Forces of Nigerian medical personnel have been earmarked to be educated on the administration of COVID 19 instances, in liaison with Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

“In the identical vein, about 48 Catastrophe Response Items of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are on Discover To Transfer at the side of NEMA.

“These items will deal with operations apart from medicals that will come up in the middle of this non-kinetic army operation,” the army spokesman defined.

He added, “The Excessive Command of Nigerian Army hereby solicits for the assist of most of the people on this attempting interval of the struggle in opposition to COVID-19.

“This may be achieved by adhering to all of the medical and administrative pointers being supplied by authorities in any respect ranges.”

Enenche additionally disclosed that 17 isolation and remedy centres have been earmarked throughout the six geopolitical zones of the nation.

They’re 68 Nigerian Military Reference Hospital, Yaba and a pair of Division Hospital, Ibadan within the South West, in addition to the Army Hospital, Port Harcourt; Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar and Army Hospital, Benin within the South South.

Others embrace 211 Regiment Group Medical Centre, Owerri and 82 Division Army Hospital, Enugu within the South East, and 161 Nigerian Air Power Hospital, Makurdi and 22 Brigade Medical Centre, Ilorin within the North Central.

The remainder are 44 Nigerian Military Reference Hospital, Kaduna; 465 Nigerian Air Power Hospital, Kano; 263 Nigerian Air Power Reference Hospital, Daura and 119 Composite Group Medical Centre, Sokoto within the North West, in addition to 261 Nigerian Air Power Reference Hospital, Bauchi; 163 Nigerian Air Power Hospital, Yola; 7 Division Army Hospital, Maiduguri and 27 Process Power Brigade Discipline Ambulance, Damaturu within the North East.

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