The Nigerian Army is able to produce and retailer pure Liquefied Oxygen for fast provide to isolation centres and designated hospitals for the administration of coronavirus circumstances.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche made this identified at a information convention on updates on the preparedness of the armed forces to fight coronavirus and different engagements in Abuja.
Enenche disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force had began working its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant on the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) in Yola at full capability to satisfy the mandate.
According to him, the plant is on 24 hours operation to make sure uninterrupted manufacturing of pure Liquefied Oxygen in help of the trouble of the federal government in managing the circumstances.
He added that the army had supplied an extra isolation and therapy centre, positioned on the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos, bringing the quantity to 18 centres.
“Equally, the coaching of 80 medical personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to handle coronavirus circumstances has since commenced.
“They are being educated in batches and would quickly be deployed to the varied models they’d serve.
“In addition, the recalling of retired Armed Forces medical personnel is in progress,” he mentioned.
Enenche famous that the viral movies trending on-line displaying males in uniform brutalising civilians had been faux.
He urged the general public to ignore these movies, saying they had been actions of mischief makers whose motive was to tarnish the great picture, integrity and sterling achievements of the Nigerian army.
According to Enenche, the army excessive command has launched investigations into the varied allegations of human rights abuses by its personnel in the reason for coronavirus lockdown enforcement.
“I’m to state right here that, the excessive command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria needs to thank most people for his or her understanding and compliance with the presidential directives in respect of the lockdown.
“It should be understood that the directives are in the best interest of the Nigerian populace, in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic,” he mentioned.
On the varied operations throughout the nation, Enenche disclosed that the army had in current time, recorded many successes in opposition to terrorists and different criminals in numerous components of the nation.
He mentioned that the troops of 26 Brigade Garrison of operation Lafiya Dole had on March 28, carried out profitable clearance and offensive operation alongside Gwoza-Pulka street based mostly on credible intelligence.
The media coordinator defined that the operation led to the elimination of 1 Boko Haram terrorist in addition to restoration of 1 journal with 12 fabricated rounds.
According to him, troops of Special Response Area in Pulka, in addition to, 26 Task Force Brigade along side males of Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters neutralised six terrorists on March 31.
“Ten individuals had been rescued by the gallant troops whereas two dane weapons, one terrorist flag and different objects had been recovered from the camp.
“Furthermore, on March 30, 20, troops of 16 Brigade Garrison destroyed seven reservoirs used for storage of stolen crude oil in addition to 6 Cotonou boats laden with unlawful refined crude oil at kilometre 45 in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers.
“Additionally, on March 31, following intelligence experiences on the meeting of some vans reported to be assembling to load PMS from a vandalised NNPC pipeline, troops of Operation AWATSE moved to Wawa space of Ogun state to impact arrests.
“On sighting the troops, the pipeline vandals and truck drivers fled, abandoning hoses, instruments for insertion into the vandalised pipeline, in addition to eight vans of 33,000 litres capability every and a Toyota Saloon automotive.
“The deserted objects and autos had been recovered by the troops. The common public is hereby assured of the dedication of the Armed Forces to guard the financial property of Nigeria.
On the current redeployment of some high military officers, Enenche debunked the insinuations of conspiracy theories within the redeployment of the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.
He defined that redeployment was a traditional administrative process within the armed forces, including that any officer might be redeployed after three months of preliminary posting.