- Adamawa state has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus pandemic
- The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state are now 12
- Bashir Ahmed, the secretary to the state government, explained that five of the new cases are connected to the index case from Mubi
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The government of Adamawa has recorded seven new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Channels TV reports that this brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 12.
Legit.ng gathered that the secretary to the state government who is also the chairman of the Adamawa state COVID-19 containment committee, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed the new cases.
He explained that five of the new cases are connected to the index case from Mubi.
Ahmed reminded residents of the state that the virus is already in the state, thereby appealing for cooperation amongst them.
He also noted that the tests conducted on all the primary contacts of the index case have turned out negative.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the House of Representatives condemned the brutalisation, extortion and killing of innocent Nigerians by security operatives in the guise of enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown directives across the country.
It was reported that while adopting a motion jointly sponsored by Nkeiruka Onyejeocha and Dachung Musa Bagos at plenary presided by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, the House urged President Muhammad Buhari to direct heads of security agencies indicted in the act to be prosecuted.
The lawmakers mandated the committees on police affairs, defence, interior and human rights to investigate the abuses and killings and ensure the implementation of its resolution.
Onyegeocha, who is the House deputy whip, claimed that Abia state was one of the states at the receiving end of rights abuses by security personnel responsible for the untimely deaths of 18 persons in Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger states.
Deputy speaker, Ahmed Wase, who raised the issue under matters of personal explanation at the plenary presided by Gbajabiamila, preempted the matter on the floor of the House.
The House thereby constituted an ad-hoc committee led by Henry Nwauba to investigate the matter the issue with a view to ascertaining the veracity of the claim.
In the same vein, about 41 civil society organisations cautioned the House of Representatives against the passage of the Control Infectious Diseases Act (CIDA) bill without consultation and inputs from relevant stakeholders and members of the public.
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