- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, and other 11 senior police officers have tested negative for coronavirus
- The police spokesman, Frank Mba and the principal staff officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa are among the senior officers who also tested negative for the virus
- The police IG enjoined police officers across the country to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative for coronavirus as the deadly infection spreads across Nigeria.
According to a statement made available on the Nigeria police's official Facebook page, the IGP received the result of the test on Tuesday morning, March, 31.
Legit.ng gathers that the police boss and 11 other senior officers had submitted samples on Friday, March 27 for COVID-19 test.
Other officers who also tested negative include the Force's public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, the principal staff officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, the head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, DCP Lanre Ogunlowo, the personal physician to the IGP, CSP (Dr) Nonye Welle, the medical officer, Police Clinic, Force Headquarters, Abuja CSP (Dr) Titus Adegbite, the secretary to the IGP, SP Moses Jolugbo and five (5) other close aides to the IGP.
The IGP noted that policing is a high-contact job with its attendant risks and enjoined police officers across the country to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities.
He called on members of the public to voluntarily obey all restriction orders emplaced by the constituted authorities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kaduna government said the two new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state are contacts of the index case.
The state government made this known through a statement by the commissioner of health, Hajia Amina Baloni, on Tuesday, March 31.
Speaking further on the state of the pandemic in Kaduna, Hajia Baloni, said the health officials are on the move to track people who had established contact with the positive cases in order to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kaduna.
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