The Nigerian Armed Forces has designated four of its military hospitals as stand-by to quarantine Coronavirus suspects and eventually treat them if there is any.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche disclosed this during a news briefing in Abuja.
Enenche said this was to support the Ministry of Health in containing the spread of the virus in the country.
“The Military cannot suspend its operations in the country because operations are not conducted in the enclosure as operations are conducted in the open. To make sure that the military is showing concern concerning health of the citizens, the Nigerian Navy, military Exercise Treasure Guard 2 was cancelled due to the global health concern”, he said.
Enenche said measures had been put in place by the Nigerian Armed Forces to make sure the virus is contained in the country
Enenche said military operations have been yielding positive results in different parts of the country as troops have been repelling Boko Haram terrorists attacks.
He narrated how operation Lafiya Dole and Operation Safe Heaven have carried out their operations from different theatres of war and achievements recorded by the military.
“Operation Lafiya Dole had encounters with Boko Haram terrorists. Troops successfully repelled the terrorists attack at Yamete ib Gwoza LGA of Borno State. In the process, four Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while three AK47 rifles, two hand grenades and one Tecno phone were recovered amongst others.
Similarly, troops of sector Four Multi-National Joint Task Force successfully repelled a Boko Haram terrorist attack”, he said.
Enenche said during the attack, 48 terrorists were invalidated while four others were captured by the troops.
He said the gallant multi-agency troops of operation Safe Haven encountered some gunmen at Kurgwi along Namu- Chibdai raod in Quan Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.
In the process, two notorious gun runners were killed, one AK 47 rifle was recovered among other items.
He noted that this was achieved due to synergy between the military and other security agencies in the country.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has reassured Nigerians of the total commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the protection of lives and property across the country.
Source: Voice of Nigeria