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Driver, two security aides of ex-Borno governor, Modu Sheriff tests positive to Covid-19



Two policemen attached to a former governor  of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, have tested positive to Covid-19, and have been quarantined alongside their driver, his media office have said.

But Mr. Sheriff, his entire family, office and domestic staff were also tested and their results all came out negative, spokesman of the former governor, Kolo Adam said in a statement.

According to Adam, the former governor’s test results was conducted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and both returned negative but two policemen attached to him and their driver returned “presumptive positive”.

Daily Correspondents had reported that the All Progressive Congress chieftain buried his father, Galadima Modu Sheriff, last month.

At the funeral where thousands had gathered without observing social distancing and use of face masks, it was alleged that some key figures had contracted the virus, including Mohammed Goni, first civilian governor of the state, who had since died.

Saharareports had alleged that Sheriff had been on the run evading tests, but in a reaction by his aide, published by PREMIUM TIMES, this was refuted.

Adam said that contrary to the reports, his principal was not afraid to submit himself to test, and did not run away from responsibilities as alleged.

‘…Following the spade at which the virus spreads around the globe, most especially in Nigeria (sic), Sheriff promise (sic) to live by example in providing a healthy and safe environment, hence he submitted himself for test twice on 22nd April and 8th May, 2020 respectively, just to indicate that handing down a mere word of caution by a leader while sitting at the comfort of a room is not enough, but has to live by example,” Adam’s statement on Facebook said.

He called on other members of the society to do the same whenever there is such need, as it is what will save the society from further descent into the health crisis.

Mr. Adam also attached photos of the former governor’s test results.

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