New photos making the rounds online show primary school children flying over their schools’ fences so they can escape vaccination given to them by soldiers in Rivers state.
The pupils can be seen jumping through their school fence into the waiting area of their parents and guardians.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government stated that it did not authorize the Nigeria Army or indeed any other body or person to enter into school premises to administer forced medication or vaccination on any child in any school in Rivers State.
“Inoculation is personal and consent of the Rivers State Government and parents must first be sought and obtained before it can be administered on any school child in a school premises. Consequently, all school heads and parents should resist any such attempt,” said Emma Okah, the Commissioner for Information and Communications.
“Furthermore, the State Government has set up a Task Force to ensure that no school premises is violated in the State for the purpose of imunising any child.
“We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and return their kids to school as RSG will continue to ensure their peace and security.
“Meanwhile the State Government has ordered the arrest of anyone attempting to vaccinate any child in any school premises in Rivers State.”
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