The defence headquarters has noted that members of the Boko Haram sect, captured during its raid have been made to wear face masks and also quarantined as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This was disclosed by John Eneche, coordinator defence media operations, during a media briefing in Abuja.
Eneche further stated that soldiers at the frontline were also provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), and that social distancing rule is observed by troops.
The military recently launched a series of offensives against the insurgents, and while some fled, others were captured.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done,” he said.
“We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines.
“The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too.
“Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the frontlines and in barracks.”