COVID-19: Nigerian Army debunks enforcement of military lockdown rumour

The Nigerian Army has debunked publications in some media platforms about a purported Federal Government’s plan to enforce military lockdown on Friday.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement on Wednesday, described the publications as false and misleading.

Musa said that the Nigerian army “dissociate itself from such false, speculative and vexatious publication designed by certain mischievous elements to create chaos, panic and disaffection in the society that could only serve the ulterior motives of its promoters.

According to him, the document being quoted was a proactive directive for the Nigerian army to prepare for a possible escalation of the COVID -19 based on the happenings around the world on the pandemic.

“The misinterpretation that government is locking down the entire country and pulling out the army by Friday, March 27, is utterly false and baseless.

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