As the world prepare for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, no fewer than 18 generals of the Nigeria Army have reportedly tested positive for the dreaded virus on Sunday.
One of Nigeria’s Army Major General Olu Irefin died from COVID-19 complications last week and the said infected military officers have had contact with the late general.
candidreporters.com gathered that the affected senior army officers were attendees of the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja.
However, late General Irefin was said to have visited some of his colleagues at home before he attended the conference.
Thereafter, all the officers who attended the conference, their wives, and other members of their families who live with them, have been directed to isolate themselves for a week by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The late general Olu Irefin was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Six Division of the Army in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. He fell ill at the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Conference last week and was taken to the hospital.
He was later confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 and was receiving treatment before he died.