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PHOTO: Health personnel evacuate FIRS staff who tested positive to Coronavirus in Abuja

Photo of health personnel evacuating Salihu Umar
Health personnel in Abuja have evacuated Salihu Umar, a staff of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Vanguard had early reported that a man in Abuja, identified as Salihu Umar on Monday took to his twitter handle to announce that he tested positive for COVID-19. However, it has been revealed that the man, Umar is a staff of FIRS, Abuja.

The evacuation of Umar from his residence was disclosed by a twitter user who claims to be his neighbour at Acacia Grove Estate Wuye. Abuja. My neighbor was just evacuated and we are praying for him https://t.co/MBwR6qWSim pic.twitter.com/wUDYUxrAHp — Anthony Ehilebo (@AnthonyEhilebo) March 23, 2020

Barely two days after the FIRS authorities denied reports that its employee had tested positive for the virus, Umar revealed on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Below is Umar’s Linkedin profile that shows he’s a staff of the FIRS.


Umar also called on the Federal Government to shut down Lagos and Abuja immediately to stop the spread of the virus.