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Panic In Anambra, Imo, Delta Over Army Medical Operation In Schools | The Precision

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Fear took over the atmosphere in Anambra State as
most  primary schools in Anambra state were shut down as  parents
withdraw their children from schools following rumours that some
soldiers were seen trying to conduct  medical exercise at St Patrick
primary school in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

News Express has it that the medical exercise was part of a
programme put in place by the Nigerian Army as part of its social
responsibility.
But, it was gathered that the soldiers allegedly began the exercise
without creating awareness or informing officials of the state
government, hence the teachers and pupils on sighting them took their
heels.
Shortly after the chaos, the rumour spread to the entire state and
most parents rushed to the schools to withdraw their wards and by10am,
all schools in the state were shut down.
However, some school authorities who tried to stop parents from
withdrawing their children from their schools faced stiff opposition and
they had to succumb to the pressures.
The Anambra State Government has already called for the suspension of the medical outreach with immediate effect.
Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu,
acknowledged the good intention of the Army, saying that the military
did not give the State Government prior knowledge of the exercise.
Similar apprehension has been reported in neighbouring Imo and Delta
states over rumours of forceful vaccination of pupils, forcing parents
to rush to schools to withdraw their children.
News Express

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