By Lazarus Zakaa
The Armed Forces of Nigeria has provided 2 military laboratories to carry out test for the corona virus
The Coordinator Maj. Gen. Enenche disclosed this during a press briefing on Friday in Abuja, said the laboratories are the Defence Reference Laboratory in Abuja and Nigerian Air Force Reference Laboratory in Lagos.
Gen. Enenche said all these are in line with the effort of the Nigerian Military along with other MDAs of the FGN to tackle the COVID 19 pandemic in the country.
Restating the commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in providing all required assistance to civil authorities at all levels, the DMOs said It was worthy to point out that the six geopolitical zones are covered by the Armed Forces of Nigeria, that is Army, Navy and Air Force formations by the 21 designated isolation centres.
He said, the 80 trained medical personnel are already deployed at the formations for engagement.
” In addition, Personal Protective Equipment have been provided”. He added.
Enenche maintained that the high command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria hereby encourages the general public to strive to abide by the guidelines provided by the government on preventive measures against contracting the corona virus.
“Key among which was the instruction on lockdown given by the Federal and various State Government”
“This will ensure that appropriate actions are taken by the relevant agencies to identify and manage cases promptly in order to pevent community transmission” he said.
He reiterated that, the essence of this measure was for the good of all Nigerians and other nationals residing in the country.
Requesting the public to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure that the lockdown is effective.
” At this juncture, I must state clearly that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is to provide the minimum necessary force to support the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies, to checkmate the nefarious activities of criminals wanting to take advantage of patriotic and loyal citizens, who are observing the lockdown directive”
“Consequently, all criminally minded individuals are hereby warned to desist from disturbing the peace of other citizens of the Country. Otherwise, they will be tackled appropriately in line with the principles of Internal Security Operations and Rules of Engagement, in order to ensure the security of lives and property of peace loving Nigerians”. He stressed.
He requested the general public to provide credible information to law enforcement agents on criminal activities in their neighbourhoods, to enable them nip their plans in the bud.
“Furthermore, there should be no panic if increased military presence is noticed in the public domain”. He advised.
The DMOs said the high command of the Nigerian Military hereby assured the citizens that the Armed Forces of Nigeria was resolute and committed to the security of lives and property of the populace.