There is fear in the Adamawa State Command of the Department of State Services, as at least 12 employees of the agency have allegedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to our source, the number of positive cases could increase in the coming days, as many staff members have not yet been tested.
“They are trying to cover it up, they don’t want outsiders to know about it. The state director was the first to test positive,” the source said.
The DSS’s director of state, Bolade Olori, denied a positive test or even self-isolation.
He said: “I do not know of any of my colleagues who have tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore I do not isolate myself, as claimed“.
Despite Olori’s denial, sources told Saharan reporters that all agency staff who tested positive for the virus were already in isolation centres in the state capital, Yola.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the state of Adamawa has a total of 73 confirmed cases of coronavirus.