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Covid-19: Armed Forces Trains Additional 220 Medical Personnel To Boost Medical Capacity

21 May 2020 National News News


The Armed Forces of Nigeria has trained additional 220 (two hundred and twenty) Medical personnel to enhance its medical capacity in managing increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche made this known during a media briefing in Abuja.

General Enenche who recalled that at the commencement of the intervention of the Armed Forces on containment of Covid-19, it made available 21medical facilities as isolation and treatment centres and trained 80 medical personnel to manage cases.

He explained that due to the rising cases of Covid-19 it was considered necessary to train additional medical personnel in selected hospitals of the Armed Forces to boost the capacity of personnel.

General Enenche said the aim is for beneficiaries to train other personnel noted that the additional Two hundred and twenty personnel brings the number of trained medical personnel to three hundred.

On the Various operations, the Coordinator explained that under OPERATION DELTA SAFE, the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta was able to locate and dismantle illegal refining sites, recovered a wooden boat with 3 coolers, 136 dugout pits, 201 surface metal storage tanks and 174 ovens with 14434 suspected barrels of stolen crude oil.

General Enenche also stated that FORWARD Operating base ESCRAVOS intercepted three large wooden boats with some suspected stolen crude oil in Warri, Delta state.

Also Forward Operating base IBAKA patrol team intercepted an abandoned wooden boat with 310×50 bags of rice as well as 67 drums of Premium Motor Spirit PMS during another Operation.

In another development, the Coordinator added that the Nigerian Navy Ship Nguru was dispatched on a rescue operation of a Chinese Vessel attacked by pirates and was able to rescue 18 crew members onboard the ship and arrested 10 pirates.

On other Operations in the North East, North West and North Central, the Operation LAFIYA DOLE and HADARIN DAJI, General Enenche said the military has recorded great successes as he pointed out that troops killed several Boko Haram and Islamic state of West Africa Province, ISWAP terrorists, destroyed their logistics facilities, structures and recovered arms and ammunition.

The Coordinator further added that the Military High Command congratulated all the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Airforce and other security agencies involved in the various Operations across the country.

Ifeanyi Osita/Abuja


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