The Sokoto State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has denied the report that a personnel of the corps has tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Hamza Illela, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Sokoto, on Wednesday.
Illela said an online newspaper had on Tuesday reported that a personnel of the corps, who was not named, had fled the isolation centre in Lagos, to the Gidan Sanda area, near Kalambaina in Sokoto.
“The alleged fleeing person is not a personnel of the corps, as he has no relationship with NSCDC.
“The unsubstantiated report is a figment of the imagination of its author and we reject it in its totality”, he said.
Illela appealed to the public to disregard the report and sustain its confidence in officers and men of the command.
However, he explained that the suspected case had tested negative for the Coronavirus after medical investigation.
He also urged journalists to always cross-check their facts before publishing stories, as such reports were capable of ruining the good image of individuals or organisations.