Many IDPs Expected To Be Over 100 Benefit From NAF’s Medical Outreach - eritvnews

Many IDPs Expected To Be Over 100 Benefit From NAF’s Medical Outreach

Why is Nigerian government hypocritical in nature? If they didn't sponsored Boko-haram to make the government ungovernable for GEJ, will there so much killings and IDP camps? The truth must be told at all times, this political Boko Haram must be put to a stop, because there is no reason for all these unnecessary killings of innocent citizens.

At least 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) yesterday benefitted from a free medical service organised by the Nigerian Air Force  (NAF) in Lagos.

The medical outreach which was approved by the Chief of the Air Staff  (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, was part of the week long aeromedical evacuation and medical deployment exercise organised by the NAF in collaboration with the United States’ (US) Air Force.

The medical outreach featured free malaria, blood pressure, eye, HIV and hypertitis checkup, consultations, prescriptions and provision of drugs.

Free eye glasses, treated mosquito nets and food items were also handed over to the IDPs, as medical personnel counselled beneficiaries on the need for personal and environmental hygiene.

Abubakar, who was represented at the closing ceremony of the African Partnership Flight (APF) exercise, by the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, said the exercise was to assure Nigerians of the service’s commitment to safe lives.

According to him, the APF was designed to build strong partnership and foster regional stability and security through formal alliances, partnership and exchange of ideas among African air forces.

He said: “I strongly believe that the specific objectives of this five-day event which culminated in a free medical outreach to about 100 IDPs have been largely achieved.

“I hope you will utilise the knowledge acquired to enhance the present effort at providing appropriate medical care in and outside the theatre of operation in the sub-region particularly to counter insurgency operations in the Lake Chad region and Northeastern Nigeria.

“I particularly wish to express my gratitude to the United State Air Forces Europe Command for selecting Nigeria to co-host this event and to our sister African countries for coming here to share their experiences,” he said.

In his remark, the Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Defence, Danjuma Sheni said the programme was aimed at capacity building and mutual cooperation.

He said the success in overcoming various security challenges confronting African countries depended on joint operation with neighbouring and allied countries.

Sheni said: “This is more so as the enemy in today’s wars appear to be largely the same, terrorism, and its range of operation cuts across boundaries of nations. Immediate examples are the Boko Haram and Al-Shabbab insurgencies in the North East Nigeria and East Africa respectively.”

Source: thenationsnewsonline


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