The press release by River state government reads below
“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.
“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.”
Parents of pupils in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru LGA, in Rivers State, rushed out today to pick their children and ward from school, because rumours has it that soldiers are on their way to inject their wards with the monkey pox virus.