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Army Cancels COAS Conference over Death of General Who Tested Positive for COVID-19


The annual Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS) conference was Thursday canceled over the death of a Major General Olubunmi Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications.

He was the General Officer Commanding of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

It was gathered that Major General Irefin fell sick last Monday and he was taken to the military hospital for treatment.

He took a turn for the worse and died due to complications arising from the COVID-19 infection.

In a statement by acting Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa, he said the cancellation was due to the resurgence of COVID-19 Pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, in what appears to be a second wave of infection cycle.

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