The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and other top officers of the Force had tested negative for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
The result was made known on Tuesday afternoon in a statement by the Nigeria Police Force on Twitter.
According to the statement, IGP Adamu received the result of his test this morning, having submitted samples on Friday, 27th March 2020.
Other officers who tested negative include Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba; the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwal, Head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, DCP Lanre Ogunlowo.
Others are Personal Physician to the IGP, CSP (Dr) Nonye Welle; Medical Officer, Police Clinic, Force Headquarters, Abuja CSP (Dr) Titus Adegbite; Secretary to the IGP, SP Moses Jolugbo and five other close aides to the IGP.
While noting that policing is a high-contact job with its attendant risks, the IGP enjoined police officers nationwide “to adhere strictly to all precautionary and safety measures in the course of their day-to-day activities”.
According to the NCDC, the four new cases were reported in Osun and Ogun states.
Three of the cases are in Osun state and one in Ogun.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 135, with 2 deaths.