Military to enforce coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

The Defence Headquarters has revealed that the military is ready to enforce the restriction of movement to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known on Monday while briefing reporters at the DHQ in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Addressing reporters on the lockdown order, Enenche said,

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement, in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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

The major general stressed the need for members of the public to adhere to the order aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus.

He outlined the efforts of the military to assist in the fight against COVID-19, adding that the only military officer who contracted the virus was already recovering at the isolation centre located at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.

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