COVID-19: IGP Adamu, 11 Other Top Police Officers Test Negative

Posted on March 31, 2020

Nigeria’s police chief, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni has no trace of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  thanks to the result of the test which came out early on Tuesday that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) was negative.

P.M. EXPRESS reports that IGP Adamu voluntary subjected himself to the test on Friday, 27th March, 2020.

Other officers who also tested negative include the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, Head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, DCP Lanre Ogunlowo, Personal Physician to the IGP, CSP (Dr) Nonye Welle, Medical Officer, Police Clinic, Force Headquarters, Abuja CSP (Dr) Titus Adegbite, Secretary to the IGP, SP Moses Jolugbo and five other close aides to the IGP. 

IGP said that the daily routine of the police is a high-contact job with its attendant risks. Adamu enjoins police officers nationwide to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities.

He equally enjoins members of the public to voluntarily obey all restriction orders emplaced by the constituted authorities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been ravaging the world since December, 2019 when it broke out in Wuhan, China. As at the time of writing this report, Nigeria has officially confirmed 135 cases with 8 people discharged and 2 deaths. 


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