Nigerian army general dies of COVID-19 in Abuja (photos)
Commander General, GOC, 6th Division and Commander of the Ground Components of Operation Delta Safe, Port Harcourt Barracks is dead.
Olu Irefin died of complications from COVID-19.
According to TheCable, Irefin attended the annual conference of the army chief of staff in Abuja before he fell ill and died.
Saghir Musa, interim director of public affairs in the army, announced in a statement Thursday that the remaining conference events were canceled and urged all attendees to immediately begin self-isolation in accordance with the Nigerian government’s COVID-19 protocol. and prevent further spread of the disease.
The statement read: “This is to communicate to your Heights, Royal Heights, Distinguished Senators, Distinguished Members, Distinguished Elders, Friends, Brothers, Sisters and Other Guests that due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja It looks like a second wave of the infection cycle and an unfortunate incident on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, when an officer who attended the 2020 Army Chief of Staff Annual Conference here in Abuja tested positive for COVID-19, leading to a cancellation the remaining events of the conference.
“All participants were instructed to immediately self-isolate in accordance with the federal government’s COVID-19 protocol and prevent further spread of the disease.”