The 32 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army, Akure has debunked rumours of harmful vaccination being conducted by some people believed to be soldiers in Ondo state.
Parents and guardians on Tuesday stormed schools in the state to withdraw their wards after rumours the army was administering harmful vaccination on children became pervasive.
The Brigade’s spokesperson, Maj. Ojo Adenegan, in a statement issued on Tuesday, however, denied the rumours. He insisted the Army was not conducting any medical outreach in the state.
He said, “The attention of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, has been drawn to the fake information making rounds in Ondo State that soldiers are administering poisonous vaccine on pupils and students of primary and secondary schools in the state.
“We are using this medium to inform the general public to disregard such information.
“There is no ongoing medical outreach in Ondo State.
“The information is the handiwork of mischief makers and should be treated as such.”
Adenegan urged the general public to provide useful information on any person or group of persons behind the malicious information against the military.