By Gom Mirian, Abuja
In furtherance to address coronavirus pandemic, Nigerian military has provided an additional isolation and treatment center with a 24 hours operation liquefied oxygen plant to ensure uninterrupted protection of pure liquefied oxygen.
Coordinator, Directorate Of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, made this known at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
The additional isolation and treatment center is located at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos, bringing the total number of isolation and treatment centers provided by the Nigerian Military to eighteen (18) centers respectively.
Major General Enenche said that the additional center would complement the already established centers. Adding that the Nigerian Air Force liquefied oxygen plants located at Yola would produce pure liquefied oxygen to support isolation centers in the country.
“I wish to also inform you that a strategic level preparation by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in support of COVID-19 effort by the Federal Government of Nigeria is on. Currently, Nigerian Air Force is operating at full capacity, its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Yola. The plant is on 24 hours operation to ensure uninterrupted production of pure Liquefied Oxygen.
“The Liquefied Oxygen is being gasified and will be stored in cylinders for immediate supply to isolation centres and designated hospitals as will be directed. Said Enenche.
He also revealed that the military has commenced the training of eighty (80) medical personnel to assist in the fight against coronavirus, noting that the training would be in batches of twenty each.
In another development, the coordinator, who expressed satisfaction over the kinetic military operations in the North East through the support of hunters and other citizen said it was yielding positive results.
Enenche said troops of 26 Brigade Garrison of the land component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE following a credible intelligence killed a Boko Haram terrorists along Gwoza – Pulka road of Borno stat
“In the same vein, on 31 March 2020, Troops of Special Response Area in Pulka as well as 26 Task Force Brigade and men of Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters neutralised Six terrorists, Ten persons were rescued by the gallant troops. Additionally, two den guns, one terrorist flag and other items were recovered from the camp” he said.
According to him, items recovered from offensive forces against the common enemies include: 1 magazine with 12 fabricated rounds.