COVID-19: AFN Vows To Enforce Restriction Of Movement


By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja

The Coordinator, Directorate of Media Operation, Major General, John Enenche, has vowed that the Nigerian Armed Force would enforced implementation of all restriction on movement in the country.

Gen. Enenche stated this during a media briefing at the Defence Headquarter on Monday, said the enforcement was in line with the Presidential Directive given by the President, Mohammadu Buhari during his address to the Nation on the COVID 19 Pandemic.

He informed that a Committee headed by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General Leo Irabor, has been setup to interfaced with all relevant Ministries, departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria in managing the COVID 19 Pandemic.

He added that there are 17 isolation and treatment centres earmarked spread across the 6 geopolitical zones of the Country to tackle the pandemic.

From the South west according to Gen. Enenche are; 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba and 2 Division Hospital, Ibadan.

Also from the South South are Military Hospital, Port Harcourt, Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar and Military Hospital, Benin.

South East he said are 211 Regiment Group Medical Centre, Owerri, 82 Division Military Hospital, Enugu.

North Central. He also said are 161 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Makurdi, 22 Brigade Medical Centre, Ilorin.

North West are 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, 465 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kano.
263 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura and 119 Composite Group Medical Centre, Sokoto.

North East are 261 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Bauchi, 163 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Yola, 7 Division Military Hospital, Maiduguri and 27 Task Force Brigade Field Ambulance, Damaturu respectively.

Gen. Enenche explained that a good number of Armed Forces of Nigerian medical personnel would be trained on the management of COVID 19 cases, which will be done in liaison with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He added that about 48 Disaster Response Units of the Nigerian Armed Forces are on Notice To Move in conjunction with NEMA.

“These units will handle operations other than medicals that may arise in the course of this non kinetic military operation”: he said

He solicited the support of the general public in this period of the fight against COVID 19, saying it can be achieved by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.

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