EXCLUSIVE: Military on red alert, sets for enforcement of total lockdown in Nigeria
In anticipation of federal government directive, military higher authorities have put in place the machinery to enforce total lockdown of the country to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The source said military formations across the country have been put on red alert and asked to be ready for deployment of troops as may be required.
The signal was issued to all military formations on Tuesday. Also yesterday, a memo purportedly issued from the headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Abuja was published by some online news platforms. The document revealed the readiness of the army to enforce the lockdown.
This is coming 72 hours after the
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had told newsmen on
Monday, that the Presidential Task Force on the Control of Coronavirus led by
the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, had
recommended some tougher measures.