The Nigeria Army has said it now quarantines and give face masks to suspected Boko Haram members and bandits.
This was made known during a press briefing by the coordinator of the DHQ’S Media Operations, Maj Gen John Enenche.
“We quarantine; we have these facilities. The COVID-19 has changed the way things are done. Before two weeks into the pandemic, we already produced our face masks and it is a mixed family when you are on operation – the domestic and the extended.
“The extended family are the visitors you will get, the captured enemies and surrendered enemies and you have to treat them. So, again for the overall safety, these measures have to be put in place. If someone is surrendering, the best you do is to first maintain social distancing.
“Once you maintain social distancing, you give them the directive to move forward, and then you give them the face masks to wear. We have many face masks as produced by the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria. The army ordered for several thousands of face masks too and sent them to the North-East.”
“We don’t just get the suspects and carry them raw like that. No, those are the measures we put in place. So, COVID-19 has changed the face of our operations and made us compliant with the new health standards”, he added.