No fewer than 18 military generals of the Nigerian Army have tested positive for COVID-19 following the breakout of the virus during the aborted 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.
The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference held in Abuja.
The event was shut down after an officer attending the meeting tested positive for the virus.
The fresh development was confirmed to Channels TV on Sunday and the 18 army chiefs are understood to have contracted the virus from late Major General Olu Irefin.
Recall Irefin, who until his death was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) six division, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, died of complications from coronavirus (COVID-19).