There will be no military lockdown of Nigeria today, as part of measures to contain coronavirus epidemic, the Army has said.
Col. Sagir Musa, acting Director Army Public Relations, described the reports as false and misleading.
The reports were designed by certain mischievous elements to create chaos, panic and disaffection in the society, Musa said.
He said the document quoted was a proactive directive for the Nigerian army to prepare for possible escalation of the COVID -19 based on the happenings around the world on the pandemic.
He said the promoters of the reports had some ulterior motives.
“The misinterpretation that government is locking down the entire country and pulling out the army by Friday, March 27, is utterly false and baseless.