IGP, 11 other police officers test negative for COVID-19

• As IGP urges personnel to comply with safety, precautionary measures nationwide

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday announced that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and 11 other officers have tested negative for coronavirus.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the results of the test were received on Tuesday morning having submitted samples last week Friday,

According to the statement, other officers who tested negative include the FPRO 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.

While noting that policing is a high-contact job with its attendant risks, the IGP enjoined Police officers nationwide to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities.

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

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