The Nigerian Police Force has announced that the Inspector General, Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a statement signed by the Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the police boss received the result of the test this morning, 31st March, 2020 having submitted samples on Friday, 27th March, 2020.
The statement also list other officers that tested negative as follows: “Other officers who also tested negative include the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, Head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, DCP Lanre Ogunlowo, Personal Physician to the IGP.”
“CSP (Dr) Nonye Welle, Medical Officer, Police Clinic Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP (Dr) Titus Adegbite, Secretary to the IGP, SP Moses Jolugbo and five (5) other close aides to the IGP.”
While noting that policing is a high-contact job with its attendant risks, the police boss advised police officers nationwide to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities.
Accordingly, he urged members of the public to voluntarily obey all restriction orders emplaced by the constituted authorities.
So far, Nigeria has recorded a total of 135 coronavirus cases that cut across ten states.
Those popular figures whose test came back positive include Atiku Abubakar’s son, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and a few others.