Nigerian Army dismiss monkey pox vaccination rumour in Anambra.

Nigerian Army dismiss monkey pox vaccination rumour in Anambra.

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday dismissed as false social media reports of monkey pox vaccination of students in Anambra.

In a statement signed by Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Enugu, the army described the social media publication as “silly and mischievous.”

“The attention of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a silly and mischievous publication now trending in the social media.
“The publication alleged that the free medical services given to some communities in the South-East are with a sinister motive of depopulating the region through the so-called monkey pox vaccination.

“The Division wishes to make it clear that the free medical outreach is not a vaccine intended to infect monkey pox or any major contemporary or emerging diseases in Nigeria to the people of South-East or any part of the country.
“The exercise is part of the corporate social responsibility initiatives imbued into the overall Exercise EGWU EKE II package for the people of the South-East region.

“It is the area of responsibility of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and is also the Theatre of the Exercise,” Musa said.
He said the free medical services in the region started on Sept. 18 in Nkwa-agu community of Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

“At the event, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi, the Chairman of the Local Govenrment and some traditional rulers were there at the flag-off of the exercise by the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. TY Buratai.”
According to him, other areas where the programme was conducted were Ovim in Isoukwato Local Government Area of Abia, Mbaise in Imo, Orji River in Enugu and now Ozubulo in Anambra.

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