The Nigerian Army, 2 Brigade,Akwa Ibom State has dispelled the rumour making the rounds that its personel are presently undertaking immunization of pupils in schools in the State.
In a release made available to newsmen and signed by Siumar (Maj) stated as follows:
1. The attention of Headquarters 2 Brigade Nigerian Army has been drawn to some rumours making the rounds that some Nigerian Army Personnel are going round schools in Akwa Ibom State dressed in Military Camouflage uniforms with the intention of forcefully vaccinating students with an unknown substance. The callous and unpatriotic rumours spread by these enemies of State are, to say the least, despicable, deplorable and highly condemnable as they are intended to cause pandemonium among the general public.
2. The authorities of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public that the Brigade is currently involved in Operation CROCODILE SMILE II, which is yielding tremendous successes especially in curbing the excesses and activities of criminals, cultists and other miscreants in Akwa Ibom State. which is been applauded by the affected communities. 3. For emphasis therefore,the 2 Brigade Nigerian Army does not and will never carry out its medical outreaches or vaccination exercises for that matter in Schools. We therefore wish to inform the public that the ongoing rumors about Nigerian Army Personnel in military camouflage going round schools in any part of Akwa Ibom State to forcefully immunize school children is false and should therefore be disregarded. Additionally, members of the public are please requested to call the following GSM numbers 07032032944 and 08034245894 to report any case of imposter(s) that may be seen actually trying to commit such atrocity
4. You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your medium. Thank you for your usual cooperation.
Army Public Relations
2 Brigade Nigerian Army