Panic Over Army’s Free Medical Outreach

Panic gripped parents and students in Asaba, Delta state, and in Anambra state, on Wednesday, after a rumour broke that army personnel on a medical outreach were injecting students with monkeypox virus. The rumour, which spread quickly, led to parents withdrawing their children from their schools.

Patrick Ukah, the Delta state commissioner of information, said, “This panic in schools is needless because there is no vaccination currently going on in any school.”

Responding to the situation, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, ordered the outreach stop.

“The state has been made to understand that the exercise is part of the army’s social responsibility to members of the public,” said Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the Anambra State Government.

Panic Over Army’s Free Medical Outreach

Panic gripped parents and students in Asaba, Delta state, and in Anambra state, on Wednesday, after a rumour broke that army personnel on a medical outreach were injecting students with monkeypox virus. The rumour, which spread quickly, led to parents withdrawing their children from their schools.

Patrick Ukah, the Delta state commissioner of information, said, “This panic in schools is needless because there is no vaccination currently going on in any school.”

Responding to the situation, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, ordered the outreach stop.

“The state has been made to understand that the exercise is part of the army’s social responsibility to members of the public,” said Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the Anambra State Government.

The Nigerian Army is recently embarked on a military exercise, code-named Operation Python Dance, in the southwest region.

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