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Monday 23 March 2020

Coronavirus is deadlier than Boko Haram - SGF Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha has described coronavirus as a disease deadlier than Boko Haram which has wrecked havoc in some North-East states in the last few months.

Mustapha made the remark during a visit to Adamawa State to condole with the people of Garkida over a recent Boko Haram attack, which resulted in the death of some security personnel and also led to the destruction of properties worth millions.

He said;

“I took the opportunity to speak to them on the current challenge that we are having with regards to COVID-19 and I said as dreaded as Boko Haram is, COVID-19 is vicious and most-dreaded (deadlier).

“One infection of COVID-19 can destroy a whole city, so I implore all of you to begin to speak to the people of Adamawa State and Nigerians concerning the adversity that can face us if we don’t take precaution."

The SGF who insisted that Buhari's government did not act late to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country, spoke on the importance of social distance and maintaining personal hygiene like washing hands and avoiding handshaking.

He added;

“We are not acting a little late, we took steps by first identifying the countries that are a heavy burden; first we started with 13, and the next day we added two with the closure of three international airports.”

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