COVID-19: After activating 48 response units, Military to enforce Buhari’s directive

The Nigerian Armed Forces has reiterated its readiness to implement all restrictions on movements in line with the directive of the Federal Government (FG).

Coordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, said troops of the Armed Forces will be civil in enforcing the presidential directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari, while addressing Nigerians on FG’s measures to combat coronavirus, yesterday.

Maj. Gen. Enenche, who spoke in a press conference at the Defence Headquarters on Monday, disclosed that about 48 Disaster Response Units of the military have been activated, and will work in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“These Units will handle operation other than medicals that may arise in the course of this non-kinetic military operation,” he said.

Enenche, stressed that a good number of Armed Forces medical personnel have been earmarked to be trained on the management of COVID-19 cases, in liaison with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He noted that a Committee headed by the Chief of Defence Training and Operation is in place and has been interfacing with all relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Coordinator of DDMO, solicited the support of the general public, urging them to adhere to all medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.


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