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Lagos COVID-19 Patient Escapes to Enugu

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The Enugu State Government has announced one new confirmed case of COVID-19.

It brings the total of the new coronavirus disease patients to 16 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Enugu.

Obi said that the confirmed positive case had a travel history.

Shehu had said: “A major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps.

“To give a full effect to the exercise, a planning team is already in the state, selecting targets and making preparations for the execution of the ‘unprecedented’ operation’’.

However, the Senate at plenary, on Tuesday, commended President Buhari for his recent directive to launch a military offensive against bandits in Katsina state.

The commendation came against the backdrop of a motion considered on the need to integrate adjoining states of Niger, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto.

The motion was sponsored by Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC – Niger North).

However, the presidential media aide said that the Buhari administration would not make any state to suffer discrimination in dealing with security and other matters on account of their political differences with the government at the centre.

Already, he said, the Ministry of Defence had concluded plans to begin “Operation Accord,” a major military exercise aimed at flushing out insurgents from the contiguous states of Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and parts of Kebbi states.

“While today’s Senate resolution is perfectly in order, it is important to state that in his duty as Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari has already approved the commencement of this operation.

“Beyond this announcement, no other details concerning the mode, scope, timings and other essentials will be revealed so as not to compromise its success.

“It is, however, important to outline the fact the all the states of the federation are equal and important before the President.

“None has suffered any discrimination up to this point, and none will be made to suffer any such discrimination in dealing with security and all other matters on account on their political differences with the government at the centre.’’

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